Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products including, glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials. Excludes "Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (51-4193) and "Painters, Transportation Equipment" (51-9122).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
77,870 1.7 % $14.93 $31,050 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.64 $11.56 $14.28 $17.70 $21.54
Annual Wage (2) $20,060 $24,040 $29,710 $36,810 $44,810


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 10,500 8.83 $13.72 $28,530
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 5,440 1.68 $14.37 $29,900
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,450 2.23 $15.35 $31,920
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,790 1.34 $16.53 $34,370
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,590 1.57 $13.35 $27,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 10,500 8.83 $13.72 $28,530
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,220 3.40 $14.52 $30,210
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 2,620 3.09 $16.66 $34,640
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 90 2.68 $12.80 $26,630
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,450 2.23 $15.35 $31,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 270 0.18 $23.56 $49,010
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 30 (7) $22.71 $47,230
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services (8) (8) $22.46 $46,720
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,450 1.30 $21.24 $44,180
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 260 0.81 $21.23 $44,160


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 6,550 0.65 1.06 $13.70 $28,500
California 5,990 0.43 0.70 $14.18 $29,490
Ohio 4,950 1.01 1.64 $14.96 $31,110
Pennsylvania 4,170 0.76 1.24 $15.71 $32,680
Wisconsin 4,070 1.56 2.55 $16.03 $33,340




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 630 1.63 2.66 $13.38 $27,830
Wisconsin 4,070 1.56 2.55 $16.03 $33,340
Iowa 1,750 1.22 1.99 $15.75 $32,770
Maine 680 1.17 1.91 $21.32 $44,340
Mississippi 1,220 1.14 1.87 $15.30 $31,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 680 1.17 1.91 $21.32 $44,340
Massachusetts 1,930 0.62 1.01 $17.14 $35,650
Minnesota 2,380 0.93 1.52 $16.96 $35,280
Connecticut 800 0.50 0.81 $16.63 $34,600
Maryland 460 0.19 0.31 $16.59 $34,500

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,140 0.86 1.40 $12.89 $26,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,790 0.47 0.77 $13.11 $27,260
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.42 0.68 $15.30 $31,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.65 1.06 $13.56 $28,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,300 0.78 1.27 $17.52 $36,430
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 950 0.98 1.60 $17.03 $35,420
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 900 1.15 1.88 $15.86 $32,990
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.64 1.05 $14.48 $30,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 850 0.17 0.28 $14.67 $30,500
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 830 0.85 1.39 $13.70 $28,490




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 680 4.92 8.03 $13.28 $27,610
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 390 4.54 7.42 $15.87 $33,000
Wausau, WI 240 3.66 5.98 $15.17 $31,550
Appleton, WI 410 3.65 5.96 $18.22 $37,900
Dalton, GA 190 2.95 4.81 $13.68 $28,460
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 290 2.87 4.69 $14.09 $29,300
Odessa, TX 160 2.76 4.51 $15.11 $31,430
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 110 2.75 4.49 $17.60 $36,610
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 260 2.65 4.33 $13.53 $28,150
Columbus, IN 100 2.60 4.25 $14.04 $29,200




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.20 0.32 $23.43 $48,740
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 60 0.33 0.53 $21.28 $44,260
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $19.22 $39,980
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $19.15 $39,840
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 160 1.01 1.66 $19.07 $39,660
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 460 1.08 1.77 $18.99 $39,490
Lima, OH 90 1.80 2.93 $18.87 $39,250
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.41 0.67 $18.55 $38,580
Racine, WI 60 0.82 1.34 $18.37 $38,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 780 0.43 0.70 $18.36 $38,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 740 3.86 6.30 $13.82 $28,740
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 670 4.36 7.12 $15.32 $31,870
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 620 2.83 4.62 $15.70 $32,660
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 550 2.69 4.39 $14.53 $30,220
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 520 2.00 3.27 $13.15 $27,360

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 260 4.58 7.47 $14.83 $30,860
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 670 4.36 7.12 $15.32 $31,870
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 260 4.25 6.94 $16.20 $33,690
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 740 3.86 6.30 $13.82 $28,740
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 420 3.64 5.95 $13.40 $27,870

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 350 1.83 2.99 $22.93 $47,680
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 180 2.46 4.01 $21.95 $45,650
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 1.47 2.39 $21.93 $45,620
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 2.57 4.20 $20.03 $41,650
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.47 $38,430


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011