Painting workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
138k
Average Age
40.7
Average Salary
$43,665
Average Male Salary
$45,291
Average Female Salary
$31,749

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 Wichita City (Northeast) PUMA, KS but are relatively concentrated in Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,665
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,126

In 2020, Painting workers earned an average of $43,665, $12,289 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Supervisors of personal care and service workers make somewhat more than Painting workers while Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers 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

0.32
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Painting workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.32, 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 , Motion pictures & video industries, and Bus service & urban transit.

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Industries by Share

138k
2020 Workforce
± 9,128
−1.77%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.46%

The number of people employed as Painting workers has been declining at a rate of −1.77%, from 140,866 people in 2019 to 138,367 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Painting workers employed by various industries. Automotive repair & maintenance employs the largest share of Painting workers at  28.4%, followed by Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 9.59% and Furniture & related product manufacturing with 5.26%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Painting workers in the US. The average age of male Painting workers in the workforce is 40.8 and of female Painting workers is 40.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Painting workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

122k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,563
16.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,164

88% of Painting workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

55% of Painting workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.8% 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 Sex

40.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.906
40.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.64

The median age of Painting workers is 40.7, and Male employees are generally 0.238 years older 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

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