How Much Do Paperhangers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Paperhangers cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$49820 per year
Hourly wage
$24 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$27,070 to $34,390 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Paperhangers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,070 to $34,390 per year or $13 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Paperhangers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $44 $91,340
Senior (Top 25%) $27 $55,550
Middle (Mid 50%) $21 $43,560
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $34,390
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $27,070

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
MA $40 $82,690
CA $31 $63,930
NY $29 $60,380
OR $28 $59,010
FL $23 $47,880
TX $22 $44,740
NJ $21 $43,980
PA $21 $42,970
OH $21 $42,880
MO $19 $39,280

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Paperhanger is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Paperhangers are in the states of MA, CA, NY, OR and FL.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Nonresidential Building Construction $87990 $42.30
Building Finishing Contractors $63650 $30.60
Employment Services $49350 $23.73
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $43630 $20.98
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $38860 $18.68

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