Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment

Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes. Includes painters in auto body repair facilities.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
43,300 1.9 % $20.27 $42,160 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.88 $14.91 $18.77 $24.92 $30.82
Annual Wage (2) $24,710 $31,010 $39,040 $51,830 $64,110


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 22,020 2.76 $20.58 $42,810
Automobile Dealers 4,290 0.43 $21.52 $44,760
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 2,950 2.80 $17.61 $36,630
Ship and Boat Building 2,400 1.91 $18.53 $38,540
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,290 1.48 $23.42 $48,720

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 2,950 2.80 $17.61 $36,630
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 22,020 2.76 $20.58 $42,810
Ship and Boat Building 2,400 1.91 $18.53 $38,540
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 360 1.91 $16.20 $33,690
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,290 1.48 $23.42 $48,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $30.40 $63,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 230 (7) $25.79 $53,640
Scheduled Air Transportation 170 0.04 $24.56 $51,080
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,290 1.48 $23.42 $48,720
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores (8) (8) $22.67 $47,150


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,380 0.31 0.92 $22.17 $46,110
Texas 3,730 0.37 1.09 $19.06 $39,650
Florida 2,880 0.41 1.19 $19.21 $39,950
Illinois 2,210 0.40 1.17 $20.46 $42,560
Pennsylvania 1,840 0.34 0.98 $19.74 $41,050




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 880 0.82 2.40 $17.37 $36,140
Rhode Island 350 0.79 2.31 $18.36 $38,180
Indiana 1,580 0.58 1.71 $21.93 $45,610
Alabama 950 0.53 1.55 $17.01 $35,380
Arkansas 600 0.53 1.54 $17.72 $36,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 800 0.37 1.09 $24.91 $51,820
Maryland 800 0.33 0.95 $24.24 $50,410
New Mexico 230 0.30 0.87 $23.37 $48,610
Connecticut 440 0.28 0.81 $22.91 $47,650
Washington 1,380 0.51 1.50 $22.43 $46,650

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.40 1.16 $20.78 $43,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.32 0.95 $19.55 $40,660
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 910 0.68 1.99 $23.52 $48,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 760 0.38 1.11 $20.85 $43,380
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 680 0.38 1.11 $21.05 $43,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 680 0.40 1.18 $19.41 $40,380
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 0.13 0.39 $17.28 $35,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 620 0.28 0.83 $22.20 $46,170
St. Louis, MO-IL 580 0.46 1.35 $23.24 $48,340
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.61 1.78 $24.32 $50,580




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 420 4.22 12.39 $20.40 $42,420
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 180 1.99 5.83 $17.43 $36,250
Hot Springs, AR 60 1.76 5.17 $18.84 $39,180
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 140 1.62 4.76 $19.63 $40,840
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 70 1.30 3.83 $21.64 $45,000
Mobile, AL 210 1.23 3.60 $16.20 $33,700
Anniston-Oxford, AL 60 1.23 3.60 $18.63 $38,760
St. Cloud, MN 100 1.11 3.24 $16.48 $34,270
Springfield, OH 50 1.07 3.15 $18.39 $38,250
Longview, TX 90 1.02 2.99 $16.74 $34,810




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.18 0.52 $29.54 $61,440
Boulder, CO 40 0.24 0.70 $28.42 $59,120
Albuquerque, NM 130 0.36 1.04 $27.28 $56,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.25 0.73 $27.26 $56,690
Colorado Springs, CO 70 0.28 0.83 $26.72 $55,590
Reno-Sparks, NV (8) (8) (8) $26.72 $55,570
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 60 0.34 1.00 $26.71 $55,550
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 50 0.12 0.36 $26.69 $55,520
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.43 1.25 $26.52 $55,150
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 80 0.47 1.38 $26.45 $55,020

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.72 2.11 $16.52 $34,350
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.20 3.53 $17.86 $37,140
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.56 1.66 $16.18 $33,650
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 0.97 2.84 $13.18 $27,410
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 2.08 $15.92 $33,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 1.22 3.58 $19.05 $39,620
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.20 3.53 $17.86 $37,140
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.97 2.86 $17.89 $37,210
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 0.97 2.84 $13.18 $27,410
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 2.70 $19.92 $41,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.87 $66,280
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.87 2.54 $24.65 $51,260
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 1.40 $22.16 $46,100
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.61 $21.92 $45,600
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 1.34 $21.72 $45,190


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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