Painters & paperhangers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
438k
Average Age
40.5
Average Salary
$35,051
Average Male Salary
$35,658
Average Female Salary
$26,870

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Painters & paperhangers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Painters & paperhangers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Painters & paperhangers, by average wage, is Electric & gas, and other combinations. Painters & paperhangers are paid most in El Paso City (Southeast) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Westpark Tollway, Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$35,051
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,066

In 2020, Painters & paperhangers earned an average of $35,051, $20,903 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Other assemblers and fabricators make somewhat more than Painters & paperhangers while Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Painters & paperhangers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.365
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Painters & paperhangers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.365, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Painters & paperhangers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Painters & paperhangers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Painters & paperhangers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Painters & paperhangers, by average wage, are Electric & gas, and other combinations, Bus service & urban transit, and Performing arts companies.

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Industries by Share

438k
2020 Workforce
± 16,233
−2.35%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.33%

The number of people employed as Painters & paperhangers has been declining at a rate of −2.35%, from 449,037 people in 2019 to 438,486 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Painters & paperhangers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Painters & paperhangers at  83.7%, followed by Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers with 1.68% and Automotive repair & maintenance with 1.35%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Painters & paperhangers in the US. The average age of male Painters & paperhangers in the workforce is 40.6 and of female Painters & paperhangers is 38.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Painters & paperhangers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

408k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 15,664
30.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,273

93.1% of Painters & paperhangers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Painters & paperhangers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Painters & paperhangers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

38.2% of Painters & paperhangers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 28.3% of Painters & paperhangers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Painters & paperhangers.

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Age by Sex

40.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.485
38.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.87

The median age of Painters & paperhangers is 40.5, and Male employees are generally 1.7 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Painters & paperhangers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Painters & paperhangers is Business but a relatively high number of Painters & paperhangers hold a major in Theology.

Majors

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