Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Paint, coat, or decorate articles, such as furniture, glass, plateware, pottery, jewelry, toys, books, or leather. Excludes "Artists and Related Workers" (27-1010), "Designers" (27-1020), "Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators" (51-9151), and "Etchers and Engravers" (51-9194).


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)
23,970 2.1 % $12.83 $26,680 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.20 $9.54 $11.73 $15.10 $18.88
Annual Wage (2) $17,050 $19,840 $24,400 $31,400 $39,260


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)
Other General Merchandise Stores 5,900 0.39 $10.32 $21,470
Grocery Stores 3,480 0.14 $13.20 $27,450
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,580 0.97 $14.44 $30,040
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,530 0.67 $13.51 $28,090
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,090 0.39 $11.30 $23,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 80 2.24 $12.31 $25,610
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 740 1.82 $12.05 $25,060
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,580 0.97 $14.44 $30,040
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,530 0.67 $13.51 $28,090
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 520 0.65 $10.94 $22,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 110 0.01 $24.61 $51,200
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $20.24 $42,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $17.77 $36,960
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $17.46 $36,320
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 260 0.03 $17.20 $35,770


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)
Florida 1,850 0.26 1.38 $12.64 $26,290
Texas 1,470 0.15 0.77 $10.95 $22,780
Pennsylvania 1,310 0.24 1.27 $15.27 $31,770
New York 1,260 0.15 0.80 $13.72 $28,540
California 1,260 0.09 0.48 $13.49 $28,060




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)
Utah 500 0.43 2.29 $13.30 $27,660
Rhode Island 190 0.42 2.22 $11.08 $23,050
Maine 230 0.40 2.14 $10.71 $22,270
Washington 990 0.37 1.95 $18.90 $39,310
South Carolina 620 0.36 1.88 $11.19 $23,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 990 0.37 1.95 $18.90 $39,310
Massachusetts 510 0.16 0.86 $15.86 $32,980
Connecticut 160 0.10 0.52 $15.72 $32,700
Pennsylvania 1,310 0.24 1.27 $15.27 $31,770
Wyoming 40 0.15 0.81 $14.46 $30,080

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.14 0.76 $12.62 $26,250
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 550 0.41 2.15 $22.15 $46,070
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 530 0.11 0.56 $16.53 $34,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 400 0.18 0.96 $11.54 $23,990
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 350 0.14 0.74 $12.00 $24,950
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.10 0.53 $15.94 $33,150
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 330 0.35 1.84 $12.72 $26,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 330 0.18 0.97 $20.37 $42,360
Denver-Aurora, CO 330 0.28 1.47 $14.63 $30,430
Salt Lake City, UT 310 0.52 2.76 $13.76 $28,620




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)
Danville, VA 50 1.27 6.71 $11.65 $24,230
Johnson City, TN 80 1.01 5.35 $11.74 $24,410
Altoona, PA 50 0.86 4.58 $10.52 $21,890
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 50 0.85 4.52 (8) (8)
Lawrence, KS 30 0.72 3.84 $8.88 $18,480
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 100 0.72 3.81 $12.61 $26,230
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 60 0.60 3.17 $11.25 $23,390
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 60 0.54 2.88 $11.11 $23,110
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 50 0.52 2.77 $12.26 $25,490
Salt Lake City, UT 310 0.52 2.76 $13.76 $28,620




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 550 0.41 2.15 $22.15 $46,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 330 0.18 0.97 $20.37 $42,360
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 30 0.06 0.30 $19.98 $41,560
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.31 $38,090
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.72 $36,860
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 530 0.11 0.56 $16.53 $34,380
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.10 0.53 $16.40 $34,110
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 70 0.06 0.30 $16.10 $33,480
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.10 0.53 $15.94 $33,150
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $15.83 $32,930

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 190 0.99 5.25 $13.56 $28,200
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 2.33 $10.96 $22,800
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 2.50 $10.85 $22,570
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 3.34 $13.83 $28,770
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 3.46 (8) (8)

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 190 0.99 5.25 $13.56 $28,200
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 3.46 (8) (8)
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 3.34 $13.83 $28,770
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 2.54 $12.06 $25,080
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 2.50 $10.85 $22,570

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 1.40 $14.61 $30,380
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 1.99 $14.13 $29,380
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.60 $13.88 $28,870
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 3.34 $13.83 $28,770
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 190 0.99 5.25 $13.56 $28,200


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

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011