Highest Paying Industries for Painting Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Utilities30.7964040
Scientific Research and Development Services25.8353720
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences25.8353720
Federal government, including the US Postal Service25.6853410
Federal Executive Branch25.2752570
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals25.0952190
Local government, including schools and hospitals24.7851540
Federal, State, and Local Government24.7351430
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.7351430
Spectator Sports24.6651290
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.250340
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries24.0850090
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing24.0750070
Testing Laboratories23.9549820
Waste Treatment and Disposal23.8549620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing23.5148910
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills23.2948450
Automobile Dealers22.6847170
Rail Transportation22.5346860
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals22.3646510
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers22.1246010
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing22.0645890
Waste Management and Remediation Services21.7445220
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance21.7145150
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair21.644920
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers21.5744860
Automotive Repair and Maintenance21.5544820
Repair and Maintenance21.4244560
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)21.4244550
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation20.8143280
State government, including schools and hospitals20.6943030
Hospitals, Privately owned20.6742990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned20.6742990
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)20.642840
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)20.642840
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers20.5342700
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing20.4442520
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services20.2142030
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing20.1241850
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)20.141820
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned20.141820
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries20.0941780
Educational Services, Local government owned19.9841570
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance19.9541500
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing19.8541290
Paper Manufacturing19.841190
Other Food Manufacturing19.6240810
Support Activities for Rail Transportation19.5540660
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing19.4640470
Engineering Services19.2940130
Support Activities for Water Transportation19.1939910
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries19.1139760
Ship and Boat Building18.9339370
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.8139120
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)18.7138920
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance18.6238730
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing18.5938670
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing18.5238530
Support Activities for Transportation18.5138510
Retail Trade18.4938450
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores18.3638180
Support Activities for Road Transportation18.338060
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance18.338060
Support Activities for Air Transportation18.2437940
Transportation and Warehousing18.2137880
Chemical Manufacturing18.2137870
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods18.1437730
Nonresidential Building Construction17.9737380
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing17.9237280
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing17.8837190
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing17.8337080
Construction of Buildings17.837030
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers17.7836980
Truck Transportation17.7536930
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing17.636610
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing17.5936580
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers17.4936380
All industries17.4936370
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing17.4736340
All industries, private ownership only17.4536290
Basic Chemical Manufacturing17.4436280
Wholesale Trade17.3936170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)17.3736120
Rental and Leasing Services17.3236020
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services17.2835930
Building Finishing Contractors17.1735700
Management of Companies and Enterprises17.1435660
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing17.1335640
General Freight Trucking17.1235600
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing17.0935550
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing1735360
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods16.9735300
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel16.9235200
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing16.9235190
Specialty Trade Contractors16.8735090
Construction16.8635080
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing16.6834700
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing16.6634660
Machinery Manufacturing16.6334590
Utility System Construction16.6134540
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing16.5934510
Manufacturing16.5234350
Communications Equipment Manufacturing16.4934290
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing16.4834280
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors16.4734250
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction16.4434200
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing16.4234150
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers16.3834060
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction16.3634040
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing16.3433980
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing16.3333970
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing16.1933680
Food Manufacturing16.1933670
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing16.1733630
Household Appliance Manufacturing16.133500
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing16.0133310
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing15.9933260
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors15.8633000
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing15.7632790
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing15.7132670
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing15.6432530
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing15.5932440
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services15.5932420
Forging and Stamping15.5832410
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills15.5732390
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing15.5732380
Mining15.5532350
Support Activities for Mining15.5332310
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing15.5132260
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing15.5132250
Plastics Product Manufacturing15.532240
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers15.4932230
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers15.4932220
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers15.4832200
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers15.4632160
Other Specialty Trade Contractors15.4632150
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing15.4532130
Other Textile Product Mills15.4432110
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing15.4432110
Specialized Design Services15.432040
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing15.3731960
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing15.3531930
Beverage Manufacturing15.3531930
Educational Services, State government owned15.3531920
Sawmills and Wood Preservation15.3331880
Primary Metal Manufacturing15.3231860
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing15.2831780
Textile Mills15.2631750
Rubber Product Manufacturing15.2231660
Hardware Manufacturing15.2231660
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing15.2131630
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing15.231610
Foundries15.1931600
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)15.1231460
Warehousing and Storage15.131410
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing15.0731340
Miscellaneous Manufacturing14.9931180
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned14.9931170
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing14.9431070
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing14.8830950
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing14.8730940
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing14.830770
Machine Shops14.7630710
Wood Product Manufacturing14.7330650
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing14.6630500
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing14.6730500
Furniture Stores14.5630280
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities14.5130180
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing14.4930140
Other Wood Product Manufacturing14.3729890
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing14.2729690
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing14.2529640
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers14.1929500
Department Stores14.1729470
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing14.1229360
Fabric Mills14.1129350
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores14.0829280
Textile Product Mills14.0329180
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing14.0129140
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers13.9829090
Building Material and Supplies Dealers13.9829090
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing13.9829070
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.9228950
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services13.8628830
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing13.8628820
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing13.8228750
Other Support Services13.828700
Printing and Related Support Activities13.728500
Administrative and Support Services13.5828240
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers13.5628200
Employment Services13.4627990
Grocery Stores13.4327930
Food and Beverage Stores13.4227910
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing13.127250
Specialty Food Stores12.8226670
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing12.7626540
Textile Furnishings Mills12.6826370
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing12.526010
General Merchandise Stores12.2525490
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing12.2125390
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores11.2723440
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores11.2723440

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