Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
90,590 2.0 % $15.81 $32,890 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.93 $12.05 $15.13 $18.67 $22.95
Annual Wage (2) $20,640 $25,060 $31,460 $38,840 $47,730


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 16,470 11.92 $14.51 $30,180
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 6,520 1.83 $15.40 $32,030
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,100 1.63 $16.16 $33,610
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,980 0.74 $15.66 $32,580
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,770 1.64 $14.18 $29,490

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 16,470 11.92 $14.51 $30,180
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,320 4.12 $15.60 $32,440
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 2,520 2.59 $17.02 $35,390
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 1,120 1.96 $18.47 $38,420
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 6,520 1.83 $15.40 $32,030

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) $25.54 $53,130
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,300 1.24 $23.29 $48,450
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 100 0.72 $20.77 $43,200
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 110 0.10 $20.44 $42,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 180 (7) $20.29 $42,210


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 9,720 0.87 1.29 $15.41 $32,060
California 7,100 0.47 0.70 $15.46 $32,150
Ohio 6,540 1.26 1.87 $15.88 $33,030
Wisconsin 4,720 1.73 2.58 $16.90 $35,150
Michigan 3,980 0.98 1.46 $14.10 $29,340



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)
Kentucky 3,520 1.95 2.90 $16.14 $33,570
South Dakota 760 1.85 2.75 $15.01 $31,220
Wisconsin 4,720 1.73 2.58 $16.90 $35,150
Iowa 2,240 1.48 2.21 $15.42 $32,070
Ohio 6,540 1.26 1.87 $15.88 $33,030



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 540 0.92 1.37 $24.69 $51,350
Maryland 360 0.14 0.21 $21.87 $45,490
Delaware 50 0.11 0.16 $19.52 $40,610
Hawaii 100 0.17 0.25 $19.15 $39,830
Wyoming 130 0.47 0.70 $18.72 $38,940




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 3,330 1.17 1.74 $16.09 $33,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,440 0.60 0.90 $14.55 $30,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,970 0.52 0.78 $17.23 $35,840
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,790 1.56 2.33 $12.88 $26,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,420 0.78 1.16 $17.32 $36,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.61 0.92 $14.71 $30,600
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,200 1.46 2.18 $17.75 $36,920
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,150 1.14 1.70 $15.26 $31,750
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.75 1.11 $13.69 $28,470
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,070 0.86 1.28 $16.72 $34,770



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 370 5.81 8.66 $10.84 $22,550
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 630 5.26 7.84 $14.95 $31,090
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 460 5.14 7.66 $14.89 $30,970
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 190 4.62 6.89 $17.13 $35,640
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 680 4.34 6.47 $17.00 $35,370
Wausau, WI 280 4.18 6.24 $14.39 $29,920
Columbus, IN 190 3.98 5.94 $14.64 $30,450
Mansfield, OH 180 3.53 5.27 $12.11 $25,190
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 410 2.87 4.29 $14.73 $30,650
Rockford, IL 370 2.54 3.80 $15.95 $33,180