Painters & paperhangers

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Total Workforce

452k

Average Age

40.6

Average Salary

$33,811

Average Male Salary

$34,255

Average Female Salary

$28,133

About

Painters & paperhangers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Painters & paperhangers was $33,811 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Painters & paperhangers by wage are Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Roofers, and Fence erectors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Painters & paperhangers are Bridgeport Town PUMA, CT, Gwinnett County (Southwest)Lilburn City PUMA, GA, and DeKalb County (North)Dunwoody City PUMA, GA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Painters & paperhangers are Bridgeport Town PUMA, CT, Fort Worth City (South Central) & Edgecliff Village Town PUMA, TX, and South of Aldine & Inside Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX.

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 Ship & boat building. Painters & paperhangers are paid most in Garland City (South) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Bridgeport Town PUMA, CT.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,811

AVERAGE SALARY

± $981

In 2018, Painters & paperhangers earned an average of $33,811, $20,078 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers make somewhat more than Painters & paperhangers while Fence erectors 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

0.337

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Painters & paperhangers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.337, 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, Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers, and Automotive repair & maintenance.

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Industries by Share

452k

2018 Workforce

± 16,472

-1.32%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.21%

The number of people employed as Painters & paperhangers has been declining at a rate of -1.32%, from 457,573 people in 2017 to 451,523 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Painters & paperhangers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Painters & paperhangers at  84.7%, followed by Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers with 1.37% and Automotive repair & maintenance with 1.05%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Painters & paperhangers in the US. The average age of male Painters & paperhangers in the workforce is 40.7 and of female Painters & paperhangers is 38.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Painters & paperhangers is White.

Gender Composition

419k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 15,866

32.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,442

92.7% 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

68.9% of Painters & paperhangers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 21.5% 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

40.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.468

38.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.73

The median age of Painters & paperhangers is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 2.41 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 Visual & Performing Arts.

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