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5 Highest-paying States for Painters

Take a look at these five states with the highest average professional painter salaries in the U.S.

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According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for professional painters in the United States is $43,050. Are there certain states that pay better? Cost of living aside, there are states where the average professional painter salary is higher than others. These are the five states that have the highest average salaries for painters in the U.S.

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Washington, DC

#4: District of Columbia

Average Yearly Salary: $54,150

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Family Handyman

#1: Alaska

Average Yearly Salary: $55,760

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 5.7 percent employment growth for painters between 2016 and 2026.

Note: All salary information is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is accurate as of May 2018.

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