Salary for Construction and Maintenance Painters

Also known as:  Bridge Painter, Facilities Painter, Highway Painter, House Painter, Industrial Painter, Parking Line Painter, Roof Painter, Traffic Line Painter

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Construction and maintenance painters paint, varnish, stain, and apply coatings to buildings, walls, bridges, sidewalks, fixtures and other property. The job is usually safe as construction and maintenance painters almost always work in warm and dry weather. Sometimes, those who paint bridges may be exposed to extreme heights. To become a painter, one usually does not need a high school diploma or GED. Most construction and maintenance painters learn their trade on the job, though a few do learn through a formal apprenticeship.

A Construction/Maintenance Painter can get salaries in a range of $28,290 to $70,470 depending on experience and talent. can get an average wage of fourty-six thousand four hundred and sixty dollars annually.

are paid at the highest average level in Alaska, where they can earn an average salary rate of just about $60,650. These professionals receive the best pay in Public Administration, where they earn an average job salary of $59,960.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 38.81 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Construction and Maintenance Painters tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$59,960
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,480
Educational Services
$51,350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,080
Health Care and Social Assistance
$50,830
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$50,640

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$42,550
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$42,590
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$42,910
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$44,750
Manufacturing
$44,920
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,640