Painters, Construction and Maintenance


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. Exclude 'Paperhangers' (47-2142).


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Painting And Paper Hanging
  2. Colleges And Universities
  3. Masonry, Stonework, And Plastering
  4. Real Estate Operators And Lessors
  5. Residential Building Construction

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 4,950 17.99 10.88 21.54 37,410 22,630 44,800
Joplin MSA 70 13.11 8.62 15.35 27,270 17,930 31,930
Columbia MSA 120 12.36 9.46 13.81 25,710 19,680 28,720
St Joseph MSA 100 14.78 9.72 17.30 30,730 20,220 35,990
Springfield MSA 170 14.18 9.48 16.53 29,500 19,730 34,380
St Louis MSA 3,080 19.55 12.47 23.10 40,670 25,940 48,040
Kansas City* 1,050 17.66 11.06 20.97 36,737 22,997 43,607
Central Region* 390 12.56 8.21 14.73 26,122 17,084 30,641
Northeast Region* 40 14.89 8.93 17.88 30,981 18,574 37,184
Northwest Region* 140 13.98 9.82 16.05 29,069 20,436 33,385
Ozark Region* 190 13.82 9.16 16.15 28,748 19,058 33,593
South Central Region* 10 19.87 10.63 24.49 41,327 22,119 50,931
Southeast Region* 110 14.63 10.57 16.67 30,440 21,983 34,669
Southwest Region* 90 13.66 8.86 16.06 28,409 18,427 33,400
St. Charles* 470 21.04 14.20 24.45 43,754 29,532 50,865
St. Louis City* 190 17.07 11.57 19.81 35,496 24,063 41,213
St. Louis County* 1,750 19.07 11.96 22.63 39,668 24,878 47,063
West Central Region* 90 15.09 10.32 17.48 31,389 21,465 36,351

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 8,630 9,770 1,140 13.21 266 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 3,260 3,680 420 12.88 100 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 4,940 5,620 680 13.77 156 Outstanding
Central Region* 700 790 90 12.86 21 Great
Northeast Region* 180 180 .00 4 Good
Northwest Region* 310 350 40 12.90 6 Great
Ozark Region* 450 520 70 15.56 16 Outstanding
Southeast Region* 300 320 20 6.67 7 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 270 280 10 3.70 7 Great
West Central Region* 260 280 20 7.69 6 Great

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)
or training in one of the following
Painting/Painter and Wall Coverer