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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,860
25th Percentile Wage
$30,190
50th Percentile Wage
$37,570
75th Percentile Wage
$49,610
90th Percentile Wage
$63,670

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 $63,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,860. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 156% 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, construction and maintenance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,5702.64%6.33%
201536,5801.72%-
201435,9501.56%-
201335,3900.57%-
201235,190--

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 $79,060. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $26,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$79,060
Information
$76,130
Finance and Insurance
$58,410
Transportation and Warehousing
$53,480
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,690
Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,450
Educational Services
$43,640
Accommodation and Food Services
$42,630
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$41,860
Manufacturing
$41,270
Mining
$38,990
Construction
$36,790
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
$34,350
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 $20,110 to $56,550. The highest paying state for painters, construction and maintenance is Alaska with a median annual salary of $56,550. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $20,110. 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
$56,550
Hawaii
$53,080
Missouri
$52,790
District of Columbia
$51,370
Illinois
$48,100
New York
$46,440
California
$44,180
Massachusetts
$43,010
Minnesota
$41,790
New Jersey
$41,250
Maine
$41,020
Indiana
$40,210
Connecticut
$39,980
Nevada
$39,890
Wisconsin
$39,800
Washington
$39,550
Ohio
$39,440
West Virginia
$39,170
North Dakota
$39,080
Rhode Island
$38,880
Delaware
$38,610
Pennsylvania
$38,500
Michigan
$38,480
Wyoming
$37,410
Maryland
$37,130
Colorado
$37,040
Virginia
$37,030
Louisiana
$36,890
New Hampshire
$36,850
Oklahoma
$36,230
Utah
$36,140
Kansas
$36,120
Iowa
$36,050
Vermont
$35,810
Kentucky
$35,160
Arizona
$34,980
Montana
$34,810
Virgin Islands
$34,000
Alabama
$33,980
Georgia
$33,960
Nebraska
$33,950
Oregon
$33,750
Texas
$33,690
Arkansas
$33,090
Mississippi
$32,540
North Carolina
$31,720
Tennessee
$31,370
Idaho
$31,120
New Mexico
$31,000
Florida
$30,950
South Carolina
$30,940
Guam
$28,850
South Dakota
$28,720
Puerto Rico
$20,110



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