Painters, Transportation Equipment (51-9122)

Occupation description:  Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes. Includes painters in auto body repair facilities.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 6265 4.80 12
United States 54,30057,500 5.9320 1,0201,340

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 22.2512.6515.87 20.2726.7833.93
Alaska 27.1722.2125.24 27.4029.5631.53

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
747 9.531.3 17.9
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation15
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 67
Number of job position postings 5
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 13.4

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

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