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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
88,560 1.5 % $17.55 $36,510 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.47 $13.54 $16.73 $20.77 $25.12
Annual Wage (2) $23,860 $28,160 $34,800 $43,210 $52,240


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 15,520 11.17 $16.15 $33,600
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 9,390 1.98 $17.22 $35,810
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 8,490 1.17 $17.97 $37,370
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 5,280 1.48 $15.92 $33,120
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 3,940 0.83 $16.91 $35,170

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 15,520 11.17 $16.15 $33,600
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,140 3.90 $15.63 $32,500
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 9,390 1.98 $17.22 $35,810
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 50 1.55 $17.59 $36,590
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 5,280 1.48 $15.92 $33,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 430 0.18 $27.16 $56,480
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 810 0.88 $26.09 $54,270
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 850 0.29 $24.44 $50,840
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 120 0.01 $22.99 $47,820
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,620 0.33 $21.96 $45,680


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 8,590 0.71 1.16 $19.21 $39,970
California 6,400 0.38 0.61 $17.96 $37,350
Ohio 5,550 1.02 1.67 $17.61 $36,630
Wisconsin 5,340 1.87 3.06 $18.61 $38,700
Michigan 5,270 1.22 1.99 $15.30 $31,820




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 1.91 3.12 $17.53 $36,460
Wisconsin 5,340 1.87 3.06 $18.61 $38,700
Iowa 2,260 1.46 2.39 $18.46 $38,400
Indiana 4,400 1.44 2.36 $16.70 $34,730
Oklahoma 1,970 1.24 2.02 $16.58 $34,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 350 0.58 0.95 $25.67 $53,390
Alaska 30 0.11 0.17 $22.81 $47,450
West Virginia 500 0.72 1.18 $21.58 $44,890
Delaware 60 0.12 0.20 $20.86 $43,380
Minnesota 2,760 0.96 1.57 $20.10 $41,810





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-Anaheim, CA 2,680 0.44 0.72 $17.38 $36,150
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,590 0.87 1.42 $20.16 $41,930
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,360 0.66 1.08 $19.61 $40,800
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,260 1.15 1.87 $14.29 $29,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,910 0.20 0.33 $18.30 $38,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,770 0.38 0.62 $17.33 $36,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,730 0.88 1.44 $19.97 $41,540
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,440 2.53 4.13 $14.54 $30,250
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,420 1.68 2.74 $17.89 $37,210
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,200 1.16 1.89 $19.36 $40,260