Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
79,970 1.7 % $15.32 $31,870 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.75 $11.73 $14.68 $18.12 $22.20
Annual Wage (2) $20,290 $24,400 $30,530 $37,690 $46,180


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 13,330 9.91 $14.04 $29,200
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 5,580 1.64 $15.07 $31,340
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,530 1.87 $15.40 $32,030
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,700 0.72 $15.50 $32,230
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,310 1.21 $17.22 $35,810

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 13,330 9.91 $14.04 $29,200
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,170 3.47 $14.46 $30,080
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 2,910 3.09 $17.47 $36,330
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 80 2.51 $14.83 $30,850
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,530 1.87 $15.40 $32,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 50 0.03 $25.81 $53,690
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,170 1.08 $22.99 $47,830
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.60 $44,920
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $20.86 $43,380
Local Government (OES Designation) 190 (7) $20.32 $42,270


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 6,890 0.48 0.78 $14.50 $30,170
Texas 6,810 0.64 1.05 $14.13 $29,380
Ohio 5,810 1.15 1.87 $14.73 $30,640
Wisconsin 4,670 1.75 2.85 $16.10 $33,490
Indiana 3,420 1.22 1.98 $13.88 $28,870




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 4,670 1.75 2.85 $16.10 $33,490
Mississippi 1,770 1.63 2.66 $16.09 $33,460
Iowa 2,260 1.53 2.50 $15.68 $32,620
South Dakota 600 1.51 2.47 $14.29 $29,720
Indiana 3,420 1.22 1.98 $13.88 $28,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 590 1.01 1.64 $22.57 $46,950
New Hampshire 590 0.97 1.57 $20.32 $42,260
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $19.05 $39,630
Maryland 390 0.16 0.26 $18.70 $38,890
Connecticut 730 0.45 0.73 $17.71 $36,830





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 2,460 0.64 1.04 $13.29 $27,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,250 0.85 1.39 $14.47 $30,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.47 0.76 $18.02 $37,480
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,480 1.84 2.99 $14.98 $31,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.68 1.10 $13.30 $27,660
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,190 1.20 1.95 $14.04 $29,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,060 0.61 0.99 $17.41 $36,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,060 0.92 1.49 $16.99 $35,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 960 0.68 1.11 $13.97 $29,070
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 870 0.87 1.42 $16.79 $34,930




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)
Dalton, GA 330 5.26 8.57 $10.68 $22,200
Wausau, WI 310 4.79 7.81 $16.50 $34,310
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 420 4.79 7.80 $13.18 $27,410
Lima, OH 210 4.35 7.09 $16.57 $34,470
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 350 3.88 6.32 $16.67 $34,680
Mansfield, OH 180 3.61 5.87 $12.43 $25,850
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 380 3.47 5.66 $13.36 $27,790
Appleton, WI 360 3.18 5.18 $18.50 $38,480
Rockford, IL 430 3.09 5.03 $14.62 $30,410
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 430 3.00 4.89 $14.06 $29,240