Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
87,070 2.0 % $15.52 $32,290 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.79 $11.83 $14.88 $18.37 $22.45
Annual Wage (2) $20,360 $24,600 $30,940 $38,210 $46,700


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 15,580 11.40 $13.96 $29,040
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 6,130 1.76 $15.13 $31,470
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,170 1.66 $15.86 $33,000
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,980 0.76 $15.97 $33,210
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,620 1.34 $17.85 $37,130

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 15,580 11.40 $13.96 $29,040
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,310 4.02 $14.76 $30,690
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 2,560 2.63 $17.23 $35,840
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 820 2.06 $15.36 $31,960
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 70 2.06 $15.78 $32,830

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 1,210 1.14 $23.25 $48,360
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.52 $44,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 170 (7) $20.47 $42,570
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 510 0.62 $20.12 $41,860
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 390 0.55 $19.42 $40,390


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 8,380 0.77 1.17 $14.23 $29,600
California 6,900 0.47 0.71 $15.23 $31,680
Ohio 6,310 1.23 1.87 $14.87 $30,940
Wisconsin 4,610 1.70 2.60 $17.00 $35,370
Michigan 3,550 0.89 1.35 $14.14 $29,420




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 700 1.74 2.66 $14.52 $30,190
Wisconsin 4,610 1.70 2.60 $17.00 $35,370
Mississippi 1,550 1.43 2.18 $15.30 $31,820
Iowa 2,100 1.41 2.14 $15.40 $32,040
Alabama 2,300 1.25 1.90 $14.84 $30,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 580 1.00 1.52 $24.56 $51,080
Delaware 50 0.13 0.20 $20.58 $42,800
New Hampshire 580 0.93 1.41 $20.23 $42,080
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $19.37 $40,280
Wyoming 40 0.15 0.23 $19.11 $39,740





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 2,770 1.00 1.53 $14.38 $29,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,420 0.61 0.93 $14.42 $30,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.44 0.67 $17.30 $35,980
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.38 2.10 $13.00 $27,040
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,240 1.53 2.33 $16.95 $35,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.57 0.87 $12.70 $26,410
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,210 1.19 1.82 $14.50 $30,160
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,120 1.09 1.66 $16.93 $35,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,080 0.90 1.37 $15.99 $33,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,060 0.59 0.90 $17.94 $37,320




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)
Dalton, GA 410 6.62 10.08 $10.76 $22,390
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 400 4.50 6.85 $14.15 $29,420
Wausau, WI 270 4.12 6.28 $15.66 $32,560
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 440 3.84 5.85 $14.43 $30,010
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 140 3.51 5.34 $15.75 $32,770
Lima, OH 160 3.35 5.11 $16.46 $34,250
Appleton, WI 370 3.22 4.90 $19.91 $41,410
Mansfield, OH 160 3.19 4.86 $12.38 $25,750
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 270 2.94 4.47 $18.66 $38,800
Rockford, IL 420 2.91 4.43 $14.94 $31,070