Painters, Construction and Maintenance

4.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
54%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
1.3%
by 2031
WAGES
$45,590
or $21.92 hourly
VOLUME
214,220
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 54% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Painters, Construction and Maintenance' job openings is expected to rise 1.3% by 2031
'Painters, Construction and Maintenance' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Painters, Construction and Maintenance' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Painters, Construction and Maintenance' was $45,590, or $21.92 hourly
'Painters, Construction and Maintenance' are paid 0.4% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as painters, construction and maintenance?

As of 2021 there were 214,220 people employed as Painters, Construction and Maintenance within the United States.
This represents around 0.15% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 657 people are employed as Painters, Construction and Maintenance.

Job description

Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.

SOC Code: 47-2141.00

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