Painting workers

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Total Workforce

143k

Average Age

40.7

Estimated Job Growth

2.44%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$40,942

Average Male Salary

$41,968

Average Female Salary

$31,667

About

Painting workers are most often employed by the Automotive repair & maintenance industry. The average yearly wage for Painting workers was $40,942 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Painting workers by wage are Cargo & freight agents, Miscellaneous media & communication workers, and Highway maintenance workers.

Painting workers are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

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 Not specified manufacturing industries. Painting workers are paid most in Seneca, Crawford & Wyandot Counties PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$40,942

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,932

In 2017, Painting workers earned an average of $40,942, $11,123 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Highway maintenance workers make somewhat more than Painting workers while Cargo & freight agents 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

0.297

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Painting workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.297, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Painting workers, by number of employees, are Automotive repair & maintenance, Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Furniture & related product manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Painting workers, by average wage, are Not specified manufacturing industries, Car Dealers, and Aircraft & parts manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

143k

2017 Workforce

± 9,291

4.85%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.85%

The number of people employed as Painting workers has been growing at a rate of 4.85%, from 136,717 people in 2016 to 143,347 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Painting workers employed by various industries. Automotive repair & maintenance employs the largest share of Painting workers at  27.4%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 9.09% and Furniture & related product manufacturing with 6.61%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Painting workers in the US. The average age of male Painting workers in the workforce is 40.3 and of female Painting workers is 44, and the most common race/ethnicity for Painting workers is White.

Gender Composition

129k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,817

14.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,933

90% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

75.3% of Painting workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.9% of Painting workers, Black 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

40.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.87

44

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.81

The median age of Painting workers is 40.7, and Male employees are generally 3.75 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.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Painting workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Painting workers are expected to see a growth of 2.44% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

2.44%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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