Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
88,780 1.9 % $16.16 $33,610 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.29 $12.37 $15.35 $18.93 $23.36
Annual Wage (2) $21,400 $25,740 $31,940 $39,370 $48,580


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 15,770 11.21 $15.02 $31,230
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 6,540 1.78 $15.69 $32,630
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,080 1.64 $16.73 $34,800
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,810 1.61 $14.65 $30,460
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,800 1.41 $18.57 $38,620

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 15,770 11.21 $15.02 $31,230
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,160 3.59 $15.29 $31,810
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 2,380 2.42 $16.62 $34,560
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 730 1.86 $14.93 $31,050
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 6,540 1.78 $15.69 $32,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $28.67 $59,640
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 910 0.45 $26.48 $55,090
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,200 1.18 $23.32 $48,500
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 100 0.09 $21.00 $43,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 190 (7) $20.57 $42,780


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 9,890 0.85 1.33 $15.92 $33,110
California 6,740 0.43 0.68 $16.48 $34,280
Ohio 6,190 1.17 1.82 $16.27 $33,840
Wisconsin 5,140 1.85 2.88 $17.14 $35,660
Pennsylvania 3,730 0.65 1.01 $16.63 $34,580



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 810 1.97 3.05 $15.77 $32,810
Kentucky 3,550 1.93 3.00 $16.66 $34,660
Wisconsin 5,140 1.85 2.88 $17.14 $35,660
Iowa 2,230 1.46 2.27 $15.48 $32,210
Indiana 3,540 1.20 1.87 $14.80 $30,790



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 520 0.88 1.37 $23.62 $49,130
Maryland 320 0.12 0.19 $20.56 $42,760
Wyoming 130 0.44 0.69 $18.74 $38,980
Vermont 250 0.82 1.27 $18.08 $37,610
North Dakota 290 0.65 1.01 $17.59 $36,580




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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,290 1.12 1.75 $16.87 $35,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,510 0.61 0.95 $14.94 $31,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,410 0.75 1.17 $17.05 $35,460
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,290 1.56 2.42 $18.76 $39,020
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,260 1.08 1.67 $11.94 $24,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.52 0.81 $16.55 $34,420
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,160 1.14 1.77 $16.57 $34,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,100 0.44 0.69 $16.08 $33,450
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.29 0.44 $17.10 $35,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 930 0.61 0.94 $16.99 $35,340