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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 490508 3.717 2544
United States 381,500403,400 5.713,400 19,60035,190

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.4613.0415.92 19.3725.6232.48
Alaska 27.6717.6921.63 27.5933.2438.40
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 27.3517.5720.64 26.7133.1539.07
Fairbanks North Star Borough 25.0415.8218.08 25.8230.2735.30
Balance of State 29.7323.2626.42 29.5734.1937.67

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
749179 23.939.9 30.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation148
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation58
UI claimants previously working in occupation172
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 842
Number of job position postings 40
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 21.0

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

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
Stairways and Ladders
Walking and Working Surfaces

Alaska Carpenters Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Scaffold Erector

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

Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Fall Protection - S08

American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
Fall Protection
OSHA 10 Hours
OSHA 30 Hours

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

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

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
EPA/Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Certificate
Hazardous Painter Initial - 16 Hours Certificate
Hazardous Painter Refresher - 8 Hours Certificate
OSHA 10/30 Hour General Industry
OSHA Construction Outreach - 10 Hours Certificate
OSHA Construction Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate
OSHA General Industry Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate
Scaffold Safety and Fall Protection Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Scaffolding I Endorsement

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

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Energy Isolation-Lockout/Tag Out/018
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

Painters and Allied Trades, Alaska Local 1959   (Anchorage)

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection
Lead Awareness Certificate
OSHA Outreach Training, 10 Hour Certificate
OSHA Outreach Training, 30 Hour Certificate
Renovation Repair Painting (RRP) Initial
Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Refresher

TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
OSHA Compliance Training

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