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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of painters, construction and maintenance from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |