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How much do house painters get paid?

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As of May 2014, the mean hourly wage for painters in residential building construction was $18.24, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This equates to a mean annual wage of $37,940.

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Overall, painters in the construction industry earned a mean hourly wage of $19.13, equivalent to $39,780 per year, according to the BLS. BLS statistics indicate a wide range of wages earned by such painters. Those in the bottom 10 percent earned a mean hourly wage of $11.41, equivalent to $23,730 per year. Those in the top 10 percent earned a mean hourly wage of $29.85, equivalent to $62,090 per year.

As of May 2014, there were 12,220 painters working in residential building construction who were not self-employed, according to the BLS.

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