Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
77,090 1.7 % $15.10 $31,410 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.74 $11.68 $14.43 $17.83 $21.75
Annual Wage (2) $20,260 $24,300 $30,020 $37,080 $45,240


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 12,220 9.58 $13.72 $28,550
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 4,970 1.53 $14.85 $30,900
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,310 2.00 $15.64 $32,530
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,670 0.72 $15.92 $33,120
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,580 1.28 $16.97 $35,290

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 12,220 9.58 $13.72 $28,550
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 2,730 3.17 $16.82 $34,990
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,090 3.13 $14.14 $29,410
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 110 3.08 $13.21 $27,470
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 880 2.16 $13.25 $27,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,200 1.10 $22.63 $47,070
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 80 0.01 $19.76 $41,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 200 (7) $19.37 $40,300
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 70 0.05 $19.33 $40,210
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 260 0.80 $18.57 $38,630


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)
California 6,300 0.45 0.75 $14.03 $29,170
Texas 6,020 0.58 0.97 $13.80 $28,710
Ohio 5,040 1.01 1.68 $14.47 $30,100
Wisconsin 4,520 1.71 2.84 $15.56 $32,370
Pennsylvania 3,340 0.60 1.00 $16.74 $34,830




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)
Wisconsin 4,520 1.71 2.84 $15.56 $32,370
South Dakota 630 1.61 2.67 $13.90 $28,920
Mississippi 1,540 1.44 2.39 $15.32 $31,850
Iowa 2,050 1.41 2.35 $16.00 $33,280
Indiana 3,290 1.19 1.98 $13.69 $28,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 600 1.04 1.73 $22.29 $46,360
New Hampshire 640 1.06 1.76 $20.74 $43,150
Delaware 40 0.09 0.15 $19.20 $39,930
Connecticut 740 0.46 0.77 $17.46 $36,310
Minnesota 2,340 0.90 1.50 $17.35 $36,080





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 1,920 0.50 0.84 $13.05 $27,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,830 0.72 1.19 $14.30 $29,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.38 0.63 $16.20 $33,700
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,270 1.59 2.65 $14.64 $30,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.61 1.01 $13.09 $27,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,240 0.73 1.21 $17.15 $35,660
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,000 1.03 1.71 $13.77 $28,650
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.65 1.09 $13.60 $28,290
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 870 0.76 1.27 $13.23 $27,520
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 870 0.90 1.49 $16.02 $33,320




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)
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 210 5.12 8.51 $16.01 $33,300
Wausau, WI 280 4.39 7.30 $16.00 $33,280
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 380 4.29 7.15 $15.69 $32,640
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 330 3.14 5.23 $13.20 $27,460
Appleton, WI 360 3.12 5.20 $18.38 $38,230
Odessa, TX 180 2.93 4.87 $15.33 $31,880
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 410 2.93 4.88 $13.85 $28,800
Mansfield, OH 150 2.88 4.79 $12.08 $25,130
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 240 2.75 4.57 $12.85 $26,740
Rockford, IL 370 2.68 4.46 $14.28 $29,700