Painters & paperhangers

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2019 Workforce
465k
Average Age
40.6
Average Salary
$34,369
Average Male Salary
$35,073
Average Female Salary
$26,724

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 Other general government & support. Painters & paperhangers are paid most in Garland City (South) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Norwalk, Westport & Darien Towns PUMA, CT.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,369
AVERAGE SALARY
± $965

In 2019, Painters & paperhangers earned an average of $34,369, $21,155 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Dancers & choreographers make somewhat more than Painters & paperhangers while Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 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

0.349
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Painters & paperhangers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.349, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

465k
2019 Workforce
± 16,717
2.99%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.97%

The number of people employed as Painters & paperhangers has been growing at a rate of 2.99%, from 451,523 people in 2018 to 465,039 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Painters & paperhangers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Painters & paperhangers at  86.1%, followed by Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers with 1.51% and Automotive repair & maintenance with 1.09%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Painters & paperhangers in the US. The average age of male Painters & paperhangers in the workforce is 40.9 and of female Painters & paperhangers is 37.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Painters & paperhangers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

426k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 15,999
39.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,859

91.6% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

36.6% of Painters & paperhangers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 34% of Painters & paperhangers, White (Hispanic) 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

40.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.487
37.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.63

The median age of Painters & paperhangers is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 2.98 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.

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