Painters & paperhangers

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Total Workforce

458k

Average Age

40.5

Estimated Job Growth

5.71%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$32,804

Average Male Salary

$33,472

Average Female Salary

$22,849

About

Painters & paperhangers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Painters & paperhangers was $32,804 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Painters & paperhangers by wage are Couriers & messengers, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, and Forest & conservation workers.

Painters & paperhangers are part of the Construction & Extraction Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers, Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers, Construction laborers, Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Electricians, Glaziers, Insulation workers, Painters & paperhangers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters, Plasterers & stucco masons, Roofers, Sheet metal workers, Structural iron & steel workers, Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Helpers, construction trades, Construction & building inspectors, Elevator installers & repairers, Fence erectors, Hazardous materials removal workers, Highway maintenance workers, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Earth drillers, except oil & gas, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Painters & paperhangers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Painters & paperhangers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Painters & paperhangers, by average wage, is Motion pictures & video industries. Painters & paperhangers are paid most in Garland City (South) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804615).

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,804

AVERAGE SALARY

± $984

In 2017, Painters & paperhangers earned an average of $32,804, $19,261 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Couriers & messengers make somewhat more than Painters & paperhangers while Forest & conservation workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Painters & paperhangers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.342

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Painters & paperhangers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.342, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Painters & paperhangers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Painters & paperhangers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Painters & paperhangers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Painters & paperhangers, by number of employees, are Construction, Real estate, and Automotive repair & maintenance.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Painters & paperhangers, by average wage, are Motion pictures & video industries, Car Dealers, and Aircraft & parts manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

458k

2017 Workforce

± 16,582

6.13%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.9%

The number of people employed as Painters & paperhangers has been growing at a rate of 6.13%, from 431,153 people in 2016 to 457,573 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Painters & paperhangers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Painters & paperhangers at  80.9%, followed by Real estate with 2.57% and Automotive repair & maintenance with 1.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Painters & paperhangers in the US. The average age of male Painters & paperhangers in the workforce is 40.5 and of female Painters & paperhangers is 40.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Painters & paperhangers is White.

Gender Composition

429k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 16,053

28.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,165

93.7% of Painters & paperhangers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Painters & paperhangers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Painters & paperhangers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

71.4% of Painters & paperhangers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.3% of Painters & paperhangers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Painters & paperhangers.

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Age by Gender

40.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.469

40.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.88

The median age of Painters & paperhangers is 40.5, and Male employees are generally 0.0288 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Painters & paperhangers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Painters & paperhangers is Business but a relatively high number of Painters & paperhangers hold a major in Theology.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Painters & paperhangers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Painters & paperhangers need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Painters & paperhangers need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Painters & paperhangers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Painters & paperhangers are expected to see a growth of 5.71% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5.71%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Painters & paperhangers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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