Painters, Construction and Maintenance (47-2141)

Occupation 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. Excludes Paperhangers (47-2142).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 432454 5.12 79
United States 360,500387,100 7.42,650 5,7408,390

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.9611.9514.51 18.0623.8530.61
Alaska 27.3016.6720.12 27.1932.8239.11
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 27.1116.7819.18 27.0032.1639.61
Southeast Region 25.3613.8221.07 27.1830.8433.36
Balance of State 28.9318.1822.01 28.3735.9842.32

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
840245 29.237.4 27.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation138
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation49
UI claimants previously working in occupation163
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 715
Number of job position postings 69
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.4

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection
Fire Detection and Protection
Fire Prevention
Hazard Communication
Hazard Recognition Training, 16-Hour EM 385-1-1
Hazard Recognition Training, 40-Hour EM 385-1-1
Health Hazards in Construction
Introduction to OSHA - Construction
Introduction to OSHA - General Industry
Lockout and Tagout
Machine Guarding
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach for Construction
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach for General Industry
OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for Construction
OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for General Industry
Personal Protective Equipment
Safety Programs and Subpart C
Scaffolds
Stairways and Ladders
Walking and Working Surfaces

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10 Hour General Construction
OSHA 30 Hour General Construction

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Fall Protection - S08

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)
Respiratory Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10 hour
OSHA 30 hour

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
EPA/Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Certificate
Hazardous Painter Initial Certificate
Hazardous Painter Refresher Certificate
OSHA 10/30 hour Construction Outreach Certificate
OSHA 10/30 Hour General Industry
OSHA Construction Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate
OSHA General Industry Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate
Scaffold Safety and Fall Protection Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Scaffolding Endorsement

 Degree
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 1959   (Anchorage)
Painting

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Fall Protection Authorized User
OSHA 10 Hour Construction / 020 Training
OSHA 10 Hour General Industry / 021
OSHA 30 Hour Construction / 022
OSHA 30 Hour General Industry / 023

 Degree
Painters and Allied Trades, Alaska Local 1959   (Anchorage)
Painter

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection
Lead Awareness Certificate
Lead-based Paint Renovation Repair Painting
OSHA Outreach Training, 10 Hour Certificate
OSHA Outreach Training, 30 Hour Certificate

 Degree
Wisdom & Associates, Inc.   (Kenai)
Lead Safety for Repairs, Renovations & Painting - Alaska