Painting workers

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2019 Workforce
141k
Average Age
40.6
Average Salary
$43,979
Average Male Salary
$45,467
Average Female Salary
$32,509

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Painting workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Automotive repair & maintenance is the industry that employs the most Painting workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Painting workers, by average wage, is Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills . Painting workers are paid most in LENOWISCO & Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commissions PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in East Central Wisconsin PUMA, WI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,979
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,342

In 2019, Painting workers earned an average of $43,979, $11,545 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers make somewhat more than Painting workers while Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Painting workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.305
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Painting workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.305, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Painting workers (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 Painting workers.

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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 Painting workers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Painting workers, by average wage, are Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills , Construction, & mining & oil & gas field machinery manufacturing , and Car Dealers.

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Industries by Share

141k
2019 Workforce
± 9,199
0.369%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.23%

The number of people employed as Painting workers has been growing at a rate of 0.369%, from 140,008 people in 2018 to 140,525 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Painting workers employed by various industries. Automotive repair & maintenance employs the largest share of Painting workers at  25.6%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 10.4% and Furniture & related product manufacturing with 5.66%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Painting workers in the US. The average age of male Painting workers in the workforce is 40.4 and of female Painting workers is 41.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Painting workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

124k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,655
16.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,119

88.5% of Painting workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Painting workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Painting workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

57.5% of Painting workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.8% of Painting workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Painting workers.

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Age by Gender

40.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.909
41.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.57

The median age of Painting workers is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 1.47 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Painting workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Painting workers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Painting workers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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