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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Paint, coat, or decorate articles, such as furniture, glass, plateware, pottery, jewelry, toys, books, or leather. Excludes "Artists and Related Workers"" (27-1010), "Designers" (27-1020), "Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators" (51-9151), and "Etchers and Engravers" (51-9194


National estimates for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
Industry profile for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
Geographic profile for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

National estimates for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,860 4.1 % $ 18.05 $ 37,540 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.42 $ 13.48 $ 16.72 $ 21.20 $ 26.62
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,760 $ 28,030 $ 34,780 $ 44,090 $ 55,380


Industry profile for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,030 0.26 $ 16.94 $ 35,240
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 710 0.21 $ 17.06 $ 35,490
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 710 0.54 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 630 0.07 $ 21.15 $ 43,980
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 610 0.13 $ 18.31 $ 38,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 710 0.54 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,030 0.26 $ 16.94 $ 35,240
Specialized Design Services 310 0.23 $ 22.82 $ 47,470
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 710 0.21 $ 17.06 $ 35,490
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 260 0.18 $ 18.15 $ 37,740

Top paying industries for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 80 (7) $ 28.12 $ 58,490
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 60 0.12 $ 27.86 $ 57,940
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 90 (7) $ 27.81 $ 57,840
Specialized Design Services 310 0.23 $ 22.82 $ 47,470
Automobile Dealers (8) (8) $ 22.04 $ 45,850


Geographic profile for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,060 0.06 0.76 $ 22.06 $ 45,890
Texas 850 0.07 0.82 $ 16.85 $ 35,050
Tennessee 700 0.24 2.85 $ 16.29 $ 33,880
New York 690 0.08 0.93 $ 19.27 $ 40,070
New Jersey 690 0.18 2.14 $ 18.65 $ 38,800




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 150 0.37 4.32 $ 16.55 $ 34,420
Rhode Island 130 0.30 3.51 $ 16.68 $ 34,690
Tennessee 700 0.24 2.85 $ 16.29 $ 33,880
Mississippi 210 0.20 2.29 $ 16.45 $ 34,210
New Jersey 690 0.18 2.14 $ 18.65 $ 38,800




Top paying states for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 90 0.03 0.35 $ 26.63 $ 55,400
California 1,060 0.06 0.76 $ 22.06 $ 45,890
Virginia 430 0.12 1.38 $ 21.30 $ 44,310
Georgia 370 0.09 1.02 $ 20.64 $ 42,930
Minnesota 280 0.10 1.21 $ 20.09 $ 41,780





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 680 0.08 0.91 $ 18.91 $ 39,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 480 0.08 0.96 $ 23.96 $ 49,840
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 470 0.11 1.27 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 350 0.10 1.14 $ 15.32 $ 31,870
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 220 0.23 2.70 $ 17.04 $ 35,440
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.08 0.92 $ 17.92 $ 37,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 200 0.07 0.80 $ 17.49 $ 36,370
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 190 0.16 1.83 $ 17.78 $ 36,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.10 1.15 $ 21.52 $ 44,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 170 0.11 1.32 $ 19.88 $ 41,340




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fort Wayne, IN 130 0.65 7.62 $ 16.96 $ 35,280
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.59 6.89 $ 19.68 $ 40,930
Sioux Falls, SD 80 0.55 6.42 $ 16.60 $ 34,530
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 60 0.54 6.31 $ 19.54 $ 40,640
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 80 0.54 6.31 $ 15.14 $ 31,500
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 70 0.54 6.28 $ 18.83 $ 39,180
Peoria, IL 70 0.42 4.96 $ 16.13 $ 33,540
Springfield, MA-CT 120 0.41 4.78 $ 18.22 $ 37,890
Knoxville, TN 130 0.35 4.09 $ 14.97 $ 31,130
Fort Collins, CO 50 0.34 4.02 $ 19.99 $ 41,590




Top paying metropolitan areas for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 50 0.20 2.35 $ 26.42 $ 54,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $ 25.34 $ 52,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 0.36 $ 24.95 $ 51,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 40 0.02 0.18 $ 24.26 $ 50,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 480 0.08 0.96 $ 23.96 $ 49,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $ 23.36 $ 48,590
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 40 0.20 2.37 $ 22.11 $ 45,990
Winston-Salem, NC 30 0.12 1.39 $ 22.04 $ 45,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.10 1.15 $ 21.52 $ 44,750
Springfield, MO 50 0.24 2.76 $ 21.13 $ 43,950

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.54 6.38 $ 14.12 $ 29,370
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.59 6.96 $ 22.18 $ 46,130
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 90 0.28 3.30 $ 16.97 $ 35,300
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 6.00 $ 16.55 $ 34,420
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 7.39 $ 14.10 $ 29,320

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 7.39 $ 14.10 $ 29,320
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.59 6.96 $ 22.18 $ 46,130
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.54 6.38 $ 14.12 $ 29,370
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 6.00 $ 16.55 $ 34,420
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 4.04 $ 19.00 $ 39,520

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.59 6.96 $ 22.18 $ 46,130
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 3.68 $ 19.92 $ 41,420
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 4.04 $ 19.00 $ 39,520
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 1.56 $ 18.33 $ 38,130
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 17.29 $ 35,960


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021