American Coatings Association


Economic Contributions

Paints and coatings provide real value and are necessary for protecting and preserving the objects to which they are applied. Coatings are applied to almost everything we own and use, prolonging usefulness and providing protection from scratches, rust, and corrosion. The following facts highlight the significant contributions industry makes to the U.S. economy and the people employed by the industry.

 

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Alabama

Industry Employees 3,307
Paint and Coatings Establishments 470
Industry Wages $44,658
Industry Payroll $147,683,805
Exports 14,976,944

Alaska

Industry Employees 406
Paint and Coatings Establishments 117
Industry Wages $42,467
Industry Payroll $17,241,694
Exports 6,308

Arizona

Industry Employees 5,947
Paint and Coatings Establishments 587
Industry Wages $38,958
Industry Payroll $231,681,974
Exports 8,601,888

Arkansas

Industry Employees 1,799
Paint and Coatings Establishments 282
Industry Wages $38,033
Industry Payroll $68,422,149
Exports 14,057,109

California

Industry Employees 40,706
Paint and Coatings Establishments 5,432
Industry Wages $45,904
Industry Payroll $1,868,557,343
Exports 176,885,009

Colorado

Industry Employees 5,639
Paint and Coatings Establishments 1,177
Industry Wages $42,749
Industry Payroll $241,062,367
Exports 7,954,232

Connecticut

Industry Employees 2,628
Paint and Coatings Establishments 595
Industry Wages $51,053
Industry Payroll $134,166,166
Exports 13,849,513

Delaware

Industry Employees 645
Paint and Coatings Establishments 123
Industry Wages $47,694
Industry Payroll $30,762,540
Exports 11,509,479

District of Columbia

Industry Employees 122
Paint and Coatings Establishments 18
Industry Wages $55,920
Industry Payroll $6,822,238
Exports 39,180

Florida

Industry Employees 22,705
Paint and Coatings Establishments 5,066
Industry Wages $37,886
Industry Payroll $860,190,801
Exports 68,629,678

Georgia

Industry Employees 7,108
Paint and Coatings Establishments 1,306
Industry Wages $51,996
Industry Payroll $369,586,744
Exports 35,441,799
Exports by Country 200,589

Hawaii

Industry Employees 1,592
Paint and Coatings Establishments 202
Industry Wages $59,092
Industry Payroll $94,074,540
Exports 54,501

Idaho

Industry Employees 1,692
Paint and Coatings Establishments 403
Industry Wages $29,563
Industry Payroll $50,019,807
Exports 31,932

Illinois

Industry Employees 12,799
Paint and Coatings Establishments 2,254
Industry Wages $59,327
Industry Payroll $759,323,939
Exports 308,949,920

Indiana

Industry Employees 5,643
Paint and Coatings Establishments 856
Industry Wages $45,423
Industry Payroll $256,320,008
Exports 44,136,494

Iowa

Industry Employees 2,074
Paint and Coatings Establishments 404
Industry Wages $37,634
Industry Payroll $78,053,390
Exports 6,292,214

Kansas

Industry Employees 2,325
Paint and Coatings Establishments 470
Industry Wages $37,164
Industry Payroll $86,405,535
Exports 6,868,546

Kentucky

Industry Employees 3,407
Paint and Coatings Establishments 510
Industry Wages $46,272
Industry Payroll $157,649,160
Exports 50,465,172

Louisiana

Industry Employees 3,939
Paint and Coatings Establishments 566
Industry Wages $44,856
Industry Payroll $176,688,040
Exports 8,623,690

Maine

Industry Employees 958
Paint and Coatings Establishments 314
Industry Wages $33,433
Industry Payroll $32,028,544
Exports 55,655

Maryland

Industry Employees 6,130
Paint and Coatings Establishments 976
Industry Wages $46,676
Industry Payroll $286,124,386
Exports 10,567,709

Massachusetts

Industry Employees 5,853
Paint and Coatings Establishments 1,353
Industry Wages $52,534
Industry Payroll $307,484,148
Exports 41,617,872

Michigan

Industry Employees 9,890
Paint and Coatings Establishments 1,128
Industry Wages $60,592
Industry Payroll $599,255,307
Exports 189,379,496

Minnesota

Industry Employees 5,485
Paint and Coatings Establishments 772
Industry Wages $57,067
Industry Payroll $313,009,788
Exports 62,772,039

Mississippi

Industry Employees 1,574
Paint and Coatings Establishments 270
Industry Wages $38,245
Industry Payroll $60,197,320
Exports 1,106,752

Missouri

Industry Employees 5,688
Paint and Coatings Establishments 810
Industry Wages $46,554
Industry Payroll $264,801,916
Exports 31,553,849

Montana

Industry Employees 1,074
Paint and Coatings Establishments 278
Industry Wages $34,260
Industry Payroll $36,795,412
Exports 342,917

Nebraska

Industry Employees 1,792
Paint and Coatings Establishments 383
Industry Wages $34,790
Industry Payroll $62,344,193
Exports 1,681,227

Nevada

Industry Employees 2,819
Paint and Coatings Establishments 318
Industry Wages $38,506
Industry Payroll $108,548,678
Exports 31,903,957

New Hampshire

Industry Employees 1,019
Paint and Coatings Establishments 261
Industry Wages $41,322
Industry Payroll $42,107,172
Exports 1,376,948

New Jersey

Industry Employees 6,761
Paint and Coatings Establishments 1,250
Industry Wages $61,265
Industry Payroll $414,212,927
Exports 106,559,455

New Mexico

Industry Employees 1,267
Paint and Coatings Establishments 227
Industry Wages $33,792
Industry Payroll $42,814,674
Exports 395,661

New York

Industry Employees 14,900
Paint and Coatings Establishments 3,046
Industry Wages $52,550
Industry Payroll $782,990,162
Exports 71,296,657

North Carolina

Industry Employees 7,441
Paint and Coatings Establishments 1,329
Industry Wages $45,398
Industry Payroll $337,807,196
Exports 34,086,151

North Dakota

Industry Employees 653
Paint and Coatings Establishments 140
Industry Wages $43,069
Industry Payroll $28,123,916
Exports 54,314

Ohio

Industry Employees 13,029
Paint and Coatings Establishments 1,484
Industry Wages $61,000
Industry Payroll $794,773,441
Exports 175,350,224

Oklahoma

Industry Employees 2,489
Paint and Coatings Establishments 398
Industry Wages $39,378
Industry Payroll $98,012,377
Exports 1,685,530

Oregon

Industry Employees 5,822
Paint and Coatings Establishments 1,051
Industry Wages $38,294
Industry Payroll $222,945,382
Exports 24,245,429

Pennsylvania

Industry Employees 9,068
Paint and Coatings Establishments 1,494
Industry Wages $49,684
Industry Payroll $450,533,683
Exports 165,179,488

Rhode Island

Industry Employees 974
Paint and Coatings Establishments 252
Industry Wages $44,343
Industry Payroll $43,190,544
Exports 2,281,740

South Carolina

Industry Employees 3,918
Paint and Coatings Establishments 568
Industry Wages $45,518
Industry Payroll $178,341,271
Exports 13,847,561

South Dakota

Industry Employees 645
Paint and Coatings Establishments 160
Industry Wages $35,306
Industry Payroll $22,772,218
Exports 41,884

Tennessee

Industry Employees 4,249
Paint and Coatings Establishments 492
Industry Wages $49,759
Industry Payroll $211,426,431
Exports 11,855,995

Texas

Industry Employees 26,255
Paint and Coatings Establishments 2,085
Industry Wages $52,446
Industry Payroll $1,376,958,498
Exports 207,151,524

Utah

Industry Employees 3,588
Paint and Coatings Establishments 609
Industry Wages $36,299
Industry Payroll $130,239,023
Exports 2,314,126

Vermont

Industry Employees 769
Paint and Coatings Establishments 209
Industry Wages $34,257
Industry Payroll $26,343,741
Exports 296,926

Virginia

Industry Employees 7,097
Paint and Coatings Establishments 1,246
Industry Wages $43,128
Industry Payroll $306,082,789
Exports 49,832,988

Washington

Industry Employees 10,174
Paint and Coatings Establishments 2,010
Industry Wages $39,697
Industry Payroll $403,879,048
Exports 30,022,644

West Virginia

Industry Employees 713
Paint and Coatings Establishments 143
Industry Wages $43,563
Industry Payroll $31,060,284
Exports 15,882,131

Wisconsin

Industry Employees 6,315
Paint and Coatings Establishments 814
Industry Wages $48,338
Industry Payroll $305,253,487
Exports 103,920,580

Wyoming

Industry Employees 557
Paint and Coatings Establishments 161
Industry Wages $33,088
Industry Payroll $18,430,020
Exports 0

Exports by Country 2,700

295,400 The U.S. paint and coatings industry employed 295,400 workers in 2016, adding 8,000 jobs from the previous year.

The paint and coatings industry is not only integral to providing products that sustain our infrastructure and myriad objects to which they are applied, but is also provides jobs for its thousands of employees, and end-use customers. See how the states rank in terms of industry employment, wages, payroll, number of establishments, and exports.

Top 10 Paint and Coatings Employment Ranking, 2016

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295,400

The U.S. paint and coatings industry employed 295,400 workers in 2016.

Labor market statistics are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Labor statistics were derived using the following NAICS codes: 238320 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors; 325510 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 424950 Paint, Varnish, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers; and 444120 Paint and Wallpaper Stores. Trade statistics were derived from U.S. Bureau of the Census data and are reported on a Census or Customs basis. State export statistics are drawn from the Origin of Movement (OM) series compiled by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Top 10 Paint and Coatings Wages Ranking, 2016

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$47,700

The U.S. paint and coatings industry paid an average annual wage of $47,700 in 2016.

Labor market statistics are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Labor statistics were derived using the following NAICS codes: 238320 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors; 325510 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 424950 Paint, Varnish, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers; and 444120 Paint and Wallpaper Stores. Trade statistics were derived from U.S. Bureau of the Census data and are reported on a Census or Customs basis. State export statistics are drawn from the Origin of Movement (OM) series compiled by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Top 10 States by Payroll

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$14.1 billion

The payroll for the U.S. paint and coatings industry totaled more than $14.1 billion in 2016.

Labor market statistics are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Labor statistics were derived using the following NAICS codes: 238320 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors; 325510 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 424950 Paint, Varnish, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers; and 444120 Paint and Wallpaper Stores. Trade statistics were derived from U.S. Bureau of the Census data and are reported on a Census or Customs basis. State export statistics are drawn from the Origin of Movement (OM) series compiled by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.

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46,900

The U.S. paint and coatings industry had some 46,900 establishments in 2016.

Labor market statistics are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Labor statistics were derived using the following NAICS codes: 238320 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors; 325510 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 424950 Paint, Varnish, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers; and 444120 Paint and Wallpaper Stores. Trade statistics were derived from U.S. Bureau of the Census data and are reported on a Census or Customs basis. State export statistics are drawn from the Origin of Movement (OM) series compiled by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Exports By State

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$2.3 billion

The United States exported $2.3 billion in paint and coatings products in 2017.

Labor market statistics are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Labor statistics were derived using the following NAICS codes: 238320 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors; 325510 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 424950 Paint, Varnish, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers; and 444120 Paint and Wallpaper Stores. Trade statistics were derived from U.S. Bureau of the Census data and are reported on a Census or Customs basis. State export statistics are drawn from the Origin of Movement (OM) series compiled by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Exports by Country

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$2.3 billion

The United States exported $2.3 billion in paint and coatings products in 2017.

Labor market statistics are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Labor statistics were derived using the following NAICS codes: 238320 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors; 325510 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 424950 Paint, Varnish, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers; and 444120 Paint and Wallpaper Stores. Trade statistics were derived from U.S. Bureau of the Census data and are reported on a Census or Customs basis. State export statistics are drawn from the Origin of Movement (OM) series compiled by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.


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