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Painters, Construction and Maintenance

in Massachusetts

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. Excludes "Paperhangers" (47-2142).

Occupation Projection for Painters, Construction and Maintenance

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
472141  Painters, Construction and Maintenance 7,775 8,196 421 5.41 % 272 398 42 712 No formal educational credential 

Painters, Construction and Maintenance Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    3,630  47 % 3,790  46 % 160  4 % $49,530
Specialty Trade Contractors    3,230  42 % 3,330  41 % 100  3 % $47,500
Real Estate    160  2 % 180  2 % 20  9 % $40,420
Health Care and Social Assistance    120  2 % 130  2 % 10  9 % $53,710
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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