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Painters, Construction and Maintenance Salary Information

The salary statistics of painters, construction and maintenance are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of painters, construction and maintenance within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The painters, construction and maintenance annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Painters, Construction and Maintenance Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,200
25th Percentile Wage
$30,790
50th Percentile Wage
$37,960
75th Percentile Wage
$49,920
90th Percentile Wage
$63,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for painters, construction and maintenance. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) painters, construction and maintenance is $63,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,200. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 152% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of painters, construction and maintenance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,960
1.03% 7.30%
2016
$37,570
2.64% -
2015
$36,580
1.72% -
2014
$35,950
1.56% -
2013
$35,390
0.57% -
2012
$35,190
- -

Table 2. Painters, Construction and Maintenance Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of painters, construction and maintenance 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, construction and maintenance occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $76,970. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $26,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$76,970
Information
$73,920
Finance and Insurance
$58,410
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,090
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,300
Educational Services
$45,300
Transportation and Warehousing
$43,200
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$43,000
Accommodation and Food Services
$42,620
Manufacturing
$41,360
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,510
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,330
Mining
$38,710
Construction
$37,170
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$36,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,490
Wholesale Trade
$36,040
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,930
Retail Trade
$26,540

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Painters, Construction and Maintenance by States

From the above tables we note that not only painters, construction and maintenance salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of painters, construction and maintenance in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,530 to $58,300. The highest paying state for painters, construction and maintenance is Alaska with a median annual salary of $58,300. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,530. For more salary information of painters, construction and maintenance profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$58,300
Hawaii
$53,980
District of Columbia
$53,520
Missouri
$49,190
New York
$45,480
California
$45,060
Minnesota
$44,740
Massachusetts
$43,080
New Jersey
$42,870
Connecticut
$42,780
Illinois
$42,640
Maine
$42,640
Nevada
$41,590
Wisconsin
$41,230
Delaware
$40,470
North Dakota
$40,010
Pennsylvania
$39,830
Colorado
$39,680
Wyoming
$39,600
Rhode Island
$39,200
West Virginia
$39,040
Ohio
$38,710
Washington
$38,230
Louisiana
$38,090
Oklahoma
$38,090
Iowa
$37,980
Indiana
$37,970
Vermont
$37,540
New Hampshire
$37,390
Virginia
$36,980
Michigan
$36,980
Georgia
$36,630
Maryland
$36,360
Kansas
$36,030
Arizona
$35,850
Montana
$35,780
Utah
$35,520
Texas
$35,350
Nebraska
$35,120
Virgin Islands
$34,960
Kentucky
$34,940
Alabama
$34,800
Oregon
$34,370
Tennessee
$34,040
Arkansas
$33,890
South Carolina
$33,080
Mississippi
$32,920
Florida
$32,880
New Mexico
$32,790
Idaho
$32,620
North Carolina
$32,270
South Dakota
$32,220
Guam
$28,940
Puerto Rico
$19,530



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