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Painters and Paperhangers Salary Information

The salary statistics of painters and paperhangers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of painters and paperhangers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of painters and paperhangers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The painters and paperhangers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Painters and Paperhangers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,850
25th Percentile Wage
$30,130
50th Percentile Wage
$37,520
75th Percentile Wage
$49,520
90th Percentile Wage
$63,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for painters and paperhangers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) painters and paperhangers is $63,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,850. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 155% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of painters and paperhangers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,5202.59%6.24%
201536,5501.75%-
201435,9101.50%-
201335,3700.54%-
201235,180--

Table 2. Painters and Paperhangers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of painters and paperhangers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for painters and paperhangers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $77,930. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $26,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$77,930
Information
$76,130
Finance and Insurance
$58,410
Transportation and Warehousing
$53,480
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,910
Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,470
Educational Services
$43,640
Accommodation and Food Services
$42,580
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$41,560
Manufacturing
$41,040
Mining
$38,990
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,870
Construction
$36,770
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,250
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$35,880
Wholesale Trade
$35,220
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,320
Retail Trade
$26,540


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