Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 238320 - Painting and Wall Covering Contractors


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS Industry 238320 - Painting and Wall Covering Contractors.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 238320 - Painting and Wall Covering Contractors is part of: NAICS 238300 - Building Finishing Contractors.

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NAICS 238320 - Painting and Wall Covering Contractors

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 233,550 100.00% $15.52 $17.99 $37,420 0.9 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,150 2.21% $38.92 $46.49 $96,710 3.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives (8) (8) $40.86 $58.24 $121,140 11.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,810 1.20% $36.70 $45.84 $95,340 5.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers (8) (8) $38.50 $41.27 $85,840 7.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 1,920 0.82% $41.73 $46.46 $96,640 4.9 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5,200 2.23% $25.98 $27.33 $56,850 2.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 0.03% $19.50 $21.44 $44,590 5.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 4,440 1.90% $25.90 $27.37 $56,940 3.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 130 0.06% $18.43 $20.84 $43,340 7.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 520 0.22% $27.99 $29.38 $61,100 3.7 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 40 0.02% $27.22 $26.50 $55,110 3.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 650 0.28% $9.96 $11.02 $22,910 4.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 400 0.17% $10.04 $10.91 $22,690 5.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (8) (8) $8.08 $8.67 $18,040 6.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations (8) (8) $20.83 $25.25 $52,510 8.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (8) (8) $9.28 $10.49 $21,820 10.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) (8) $23.26 $28.47 $59,210 7.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) (8) $28.31 $27.93 $58,090 4.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 440 0.19% $25.01 $29.45 $61,260 8.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $36.80 $37.65 $78,310 28.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 15,150 6.49% $13.80 $14.76 $30,700 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 0.22% $21.61 $25.06 $52,120 9.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (8) (8) $16.15 $14.73 $30,640 11.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,510 1.50% $15.19 $15.92 $33,110 3.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 490 0.21% $16.28 $16.49 $34,300 2.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 0.02% $16.79 $17.09 $35,550 5.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 620 0.27% $11.94 $12.73 $26,480 6.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (8) (8) $16.48 $15.22 $31,660 7.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 70 0.03% $14.33 $14.84 $30,860 10.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,390 0.60% $19.78 $20.18 $41,970 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4,170 1.79% $13.17 $13.74 $28,590 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,060 1.74% $11.41 $11.84 $24,630 2.3 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 202,380 86.65% $15.55 $17.40 $36,200 0.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 11,160 4.78% $24.62 $26.56 $55,240 1.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 0.04% $17.30 $19.58 $40,720 5.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 2,380 1.02% $20.69 $22.84 $47,520 4.8 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 90 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) (8) $16.11 $18.00 $37,450 10.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 3,340 1.43% $13.03 $14.77 $30,730 5.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 40 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,710 0.73% $17.93 $19.78 $41,150 5.1 %
47-2082 Tapers 1,380 0.59% $22.57 $24.08 $50,080 6.3 %
47-2111 Electricians (8) (8) $23.04 $22.39 $46,580 6.5 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) (8) $17.59 $18.86 $39,230 10.5 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 460 0.20% $15.40 $15.48 $32,200 2.0 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical (8) (8) $16.08 $16.71 $34,750 2.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 165,090 70.69% $15.46 $17.05 $35,460 0.9 %
47-2142 Paperhangers (8) (8) $17.26 $19.15 $39,830 3.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) (8) $16.00 $15.78 $32,820 6.0 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 550 0.24% $21.55 $22.37 $46,530 3.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 0.06% $14.80 $17.70 $36,820 9.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) (8) $16.69 $20.40 $42,440 19.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 250 0.11% $11.60 $11.85 $24,640 2.2 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 11,090 4.75% $10.91 $11.45 $23,820 1.3 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 40 0.02% $11.61 $11.54 $24,010 5.0 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 60 0.03% $17.49 $17.96 $37,360 3.0 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) (8) $11.62 $12.23 $25,440 3.6 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 840 0.36% $14.89 $16.18 $33,650 4.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 50 0.02% $23.46 $23.96 $49,830 8.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 550 0.24% $13.88 $15.06 $31,320 5.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) (8) $18.73 $18.62 $38,720 5.1 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 1,070 0.46% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers (8) (8) $18.82 $24.83 $51,650 20.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 40 0.02% $15.23 $15.06 $31,330 6.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 0.09% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 0.13% $12.11 $13.39 $27,850 9.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 0.03% $18.58 $20.33 $42,280 10.6 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 180 0.08% (8) (8) (8) (8)
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1,130 0.48% $12.79 $14.13 $29,390 3.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 110 0.05% $15.57 $19.29 $40,120 7.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 290 0.12% $13.97 $13.96 $29,040 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 620 0.27% $11.61 $12.75 $26,520 4.8 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimates not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

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May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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