Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
44,730 1.9 % $20.69 $43,040 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.06 $15.20 $19.04 $25.37 $31.90
Annual Wage (2) $25,080 $31,620 $39,600 $52,780 $66,360


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 22,140 2.73 $20.87 $43,420
Automobile Dealers 4,510 0.43 $21.84 $45,420
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 3,170 2.74 $17.75 $36,910
Ship and Boat Building 2,500 2.02 $18.89 $39,290
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,140 1.39 $23.96 $49,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 860 4.50 $20.66 $42,980
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 3,170 2.74 $17.75 $36,910
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 22,140 2.73 $20.87 $43,420
Ship and Boat Building 2,500 2.02 $18.89 $39,290
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 520 1.61 $20.72 $43,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 50 0.04 $30.23 $62,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 200 (7) $25.15 $52,300
Scheduled Air Transportation 170 0.04 $25.01 $52,010
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,980 0.42 $24.29 $50,530
Rail Transportation 120 0.05 $24.28 $50,500


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 4,760 0.34 0.97 $21.06 $43,800
Texas 4,110 0.40 1.14 $19.95 $41,490
Florida 2,390 0.33 0.96 $19.83 $41,240
Illinois 2,280 0.41 1.17 $21.01 $43,690
Pennsylvania 2,200 0.40 1.14 $21.08 $43,850




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 2.35 $17.51 $36,420
Indiana 1,870 0.68 1.95 $21.74 $45,220
Rhode Island 280 0.62 1.79 $18.89 $39,290
Arkansas 650 0.57 1.64 $16.29 $33,870
Washington 1,510 0.56 1.59 $23.90 $49,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 830 0.33 0.96 $25.91 $53,900
West Virginia 170 0.25 0.70 $25.19 $52,390
Connecticut 500 0.31 0.90 $24.99 $51,990
Colorado 780 0.36 1.03 $24.54 $51,050
Washington 1,510 0.56 1.59 $23.90 $49,710





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.39 1.12 $18.20 $37,850
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.38 1.10 $20.97 $43,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,020 0.60 1.73 $19.58 $40,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 990 0.72 2.07 $25.66 $53,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 900 0.44 1.27 $22.00 $45,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 790 0.35 1.02 $21.38 $44,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 700 0.38 1.10 $21.93 $45,620
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 630 6.13 17.57 $21.90 $45,550
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 620 0.24 0.70 $21.42 $44,560
St. Louis, MO-IL 600 0.48 1.37 $23.68 $49,240




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 630 6.13 17.57 $21.90 $45,550
Columbus, IN 120 2.78 7.98 $13.49 $28,060
Longview, TX 210 2.20 6.31 $19.48 $40,530
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 160 1.78 5.09 $19.22 $39,970
Hot Springs, AR 50 1.45 4.15 $19.07 $39,660
Waco, TX 130 1.31 3.76 (8) (8)
Springfield, OH 50 1.00 2.87 $18.66 $38,820
Lafayette, IN 80 0.99 2.85 $16.56 $34,450
Mobile, AL 160 0.96 2.74 $16.88 $35,100
Anniston-Oxford, AL 40 0.96 2.74 $17.64 $36,700




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 120 0.07 0.21 $30.92 $64,320
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 30 0.13 0.37 $30.40 $63,230
Salisbury, MD 40 0.70 2.00 $28.85 $60,000
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 170 0.30 0.87 $28.80 $59,910
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 160 0.38 1.10 $28.80 $59,900
Raleigh-Cary, NC 90 0.18 0.53 $28.40 $59,080
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 60 0.38 1.08 $27.91 $58,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 0.58 $26.92 $55,980
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 400 0.38 1.10 $26.41 $54,940
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 460 0.38 1.10 $26.20 $54,500

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)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 260 2.52 7.22 $14.57 $30,300
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.71 2.05 $18.02 $37,490
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 160 0.57 1.63 $16.71 $34,760
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.62 1.79 $14.83 $30,840
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 150 0.86 2.45 $18.95 $39,410

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)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 260 2.52 7.22 $14.57 $30,300
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 1.05 3.02 $18.54 $38,550
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 70 0.98 2.80 $21.53 $44,790
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.96 2.75 $19.63 $40,830
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.95 2.71 $17.75 $36,930

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) $31.14 $64,780
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.94 2.71 $24.58 $51,120
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.50 1.44 $22.65 $47,100
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.25 $46,270
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.55 $21.59 $44,900


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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