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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
85,760 1.6 % $16.57 $34,460 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.71 $12.78 $15.76 $19.36 $23.77
Annual Wage (2) $22,280 $26,590 $32,790 $40,260 $49,440


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 13,850 10.03 $15.77 $32,810
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 6,870 1.85 $16.19 $33,670
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 3,730 1.52 $14.88 $30,950
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 3,650 1.70 $17.13 $35,640
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 3,550 1.31 $19.38 $40,310

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 13,850 10.03 $15.77 $32,810
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,260 4.19 $15.62 $32,490
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 2,450 2.62 $17.57 $36,540
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 870 2.21 $15.33 $31,880
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 1,280 2.09 $16.19 $33,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 410 0.20 $23.58 $49,050
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 930 0.93 $23.56 $49,010
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $22.28 $46,350
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 90 0.65 $21.52 $44,760
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 770 0.27 $21.41 $44,530


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 8,580 0.73 1.20 $17.16 $35,690
California 6,350 0.40 0.65 $16.27 $33,830
Ohio 6,320 1.18 1.94 $16.77 $34,880
Wisconsin 5,380 1.92 3.14 $17.60 $36,620
Indiana 3,900 1.30 2.14 $15.98 $33,240




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 820 1.95 3.20 $16.26 $33,820
Wisconsin 5,380 1.92 3.14 $17.60 $36,620
Iowa 2,340 1.53 2.50 $16.07 $33,420
Indiana 3,900 1.30 2.14 $15.98 $33,240
Ohio 6,320 1.18 1.94 $16.77 $34,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 480 0.80 1.31 $23.51 $48,890
Maryland 340 0.13 0.21 $20.08 $41,770
Wyoming 100 0.35 0.57 $19.90 $41,400
Hawaii 40 0.06 0.10 $18.55 $38,580
New Jersey 1,800 0.45 0.74 $18.33 $38,120





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 2,770 0.94 1.55 $19.12 $39,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,170 0.51 0.84 $15.28 $31,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,580 0.83 1.35 $18.24 $37,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.62 1.01 $16.67 $34,670
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,400 1.67 2.73 $18.43 $38,330
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,300 1.27 2.07 $17.64 $36,690
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,300 1.08 1.76 $14.29 $29,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,150 0.45 0.74 $16.10 $33,500
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 970 0.27 0.44 $17.33 $36,040
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.58 0.94 $14.70 $30,580