Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
51,760 2.0 % $21.60 $44,920 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.40 $15.64 $19.79 $26.21 $32.98
Annual Wage (2) $25,790 $32,520 $41,150 $54,520 $68,600


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 25,150 2.84 $21.84 $45,420
Automobile Dealers 3,970 0.32 $23.05 $47,940
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 3,330 2.28 $17.13 $35,630
Ship and Boat Building 3,060 2.21 $20.46 $42,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,950 0.60 $25.37 $52,780

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 1,040 3.72 $22.61 $47,020
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 25,150 2.84 $21.84 $45,420
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 3,330 2.28 $17.13 $35,630
Ship and Boat Building 3,060 2.21 $20.46 $42,560
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,760 1.50 $20.62 $42,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $30.02 $62,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 220 (7) $29.43 $61,220
Spectator Sports 60 0.05 $25.43 $52,890
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,950 0.60 $25.37 $52,780
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 160 0.02 $24.47 $50,900


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 6,520 0.42 1.12 $20.94 $43,540
Texas 4,690 0.41 1.08 $21.03 $43,750
Florida 2,690 0.34 0.90 $18.62 $38,720
Ohio 2,450 0.46 1.24 $21.87 $45,490
Illinois 2,260 0.39 1.03 $21.63 $45,000




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)
Arkansas 910 0.77 2.06 $17.16 $35,680
Washington 2,230 0.75 1.99 $26.17 $54,420
Rhode Island 350 0.74 1.98 $20.27 $42,170
Indiana 1,840 0.63 1.67 $22.68 $47,180
Virginia 2,050 0.56 1.48 $24.94 $51,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 580 0.35 0.94 $27.45 $57,100
Wyoming 80 0.29 0.78 $26.63 $55,390
Washington 2,230 0.75 1.99 $26.17 $54,420
Virginia 2,050 0.56 1.48 $24.94 $51,860
Colorado 850 0.35 0.93 $24.31 $50,550





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 2,040 0.50 1.33 $19.90 $41,400
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.96 2.56 $29.21 $60,760
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.31 0.82 $22.28 $46,330
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 970 1.33 3.53 $21.93 $45,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 910 0.39 1.04 $22.82 $47,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 900 0.31 0.82 $20.50 $42,640
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 870 0.13 0.36 $21.00 $43,690
St. Louis, MO-IL 800 0.61 1.62 $24.33 $50,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 780 0.42 1.11 $18.97 $39,460
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 750 0.67 1.80 $25.62 $53,290




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)
Warner Robins, GA 220 3.24 8.64 $21.73 $45,200
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 210 2.36 6.30 (8) (8)
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 100 2.29 6.10 $19.48 $40,520
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 150 2.26 6.02 $24.78 $51,530
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 270 2.17 5.78 $21.26 $44,220
Grand Junction, CO 100 1.74 4.64 $21.34 $44,390
Gainesville, GA 120 1.54 4.10 $15.85 $32,960
Hot Springs, AR 50 1.47 3.91 $14.49 $30,140
St. Cloud, MN 140 1.35 3.59 $18.95 $39,420
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 970 1.33 3.53 $21.93 $45,620