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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
86,270 1.5 % $17.15 $35,670 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.06 $13.15 $16.26 $20.19 $24.71
Annual Wage (2) $23,000 $27,340 $33,820 $41,990 $51,400


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 14,790 10.92 $15.79 $32,840
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 9,330 2.03 $16.92 $35,200
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 8,520 1.22 $17.79 $36,990
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 5,400 1.53 $15.71 $32,680
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 4,190 0.90 $16.28 $33,860

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 14,790 10.92 $15.79 $32,840
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,170 3.97 $15.30 $31,830
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 9,330 2.03 $16.92 $35,200
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 70 1.81 $16.64 $34,620
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 5,400 1.53 $15.71 $32,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 1,070 0.37 $23.77 $49,450
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 440 0.20 $23.67 $49,230
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 840 0.87 $23.53 $48,940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 160 0.01 $22.47 $46,730
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 40 0.06 $22.32 $46,430


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 8,320 0.70 1.16 $18.52 $38,520
California 6,060 0.36 0.60 $16.91 $35,170
Ohio 5,820 1.08 1.79 $17.19 $35,760
Wisconsin 5,120 1.81 2.99 $18.36 $38,180
Indiana 4,440 1.47 2.43 $16.86 $35,070




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 850 2.02 3.34 $16.79 $34,930
Wisconsin 5,120 1.81 2.99 $18.36 $38,180
Indiana 4,440 1.47 2.43 $16.86 $35,070
Iowa 2,140 1.39 2.30 $17.11 $35,590
Oklahoma 1,790 1.14 1.88 $16.09 $33,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 370 0.62 1.03 $22.88 $47,590
West Virginia 470 0.69 1.14 $22.19 $46,150
Wyoming 40 0.13 0.22 $20.71 $43,080
Minnesota 2,660 0.94 1.55 $19.56 $40,680
New Jersey 2,010 0.50 0.83 $18.85 $39,210



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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 2,450 0.84 1.38 $19.75 $41,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,990 0.45 0.74 $15.92 $33,110
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,660 1.35 2.23 $14.45 $30,070
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.43 0.71 $17.81 $37,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,490 0.77 1.27 $19.93 $41,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.52 0.86 $17.01 $35,380
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,220 1.45 2.40 $18.50 $38,490
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,180 1.15 1.90 $19.58 $40,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,060 0.40 0.67 $14.96 $31,130
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,020 1.03 1.70 $21.98 $45,720


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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)
Columbus, IN 320 6.53 10.78 $12.52 $26,040
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 550 4.33 7.15 $16.09 $33,460
Appleton, WI 420 3.43 5.67 $18.63 $38,740
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 330 3.42 5.65 $20.32 $42,270
Wausau, WI 240 3.39 5.60 $17.68 $36,780
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 130 3.37 5.58 $17.70 $36,820
Odessa, TX 220 3.18 5.25 $17.93 $37,300
Dubuque, IA 180 3.11 5.13 $16.33 $33,960
Dalton, GA 180 2.78 4.59 $15.34 $31,910
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 230 2.56 4.22 $16.35 $34,010


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 150 1.60 2.65 $23.82 $49,550
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $22.52 $46,840
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.28 0.46 $22.32 $46,430
Altoona, PA 40 0.72 1.19 $22.07 $45,900
Greenville, NC 70 0.93 1.54 $22.02 $45,810
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,020 1.03 1.70 $21.98 $45,720
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 220 1.40 2.31 $21.77 $45,280
Lincoln, NE 150 0.84 1.39 $21.17 $44,020
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.68 1.12 $20.94 $43,550
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 290 0.39 0.64 $20.83 $43,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 890 3.52 5.81 $16.62 $34,580
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 860 3.80 6.27 $18.18 $37,820
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 800 3.73 6.16 $14.56 $30,290
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 800 2.40 3.97 $16.38 $34,070
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 630 3.03 5.00 $16.34 $34,000

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 360 5.60 9.25 $16.66 $34,650
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 540 4.08 6.73 $17.83 $37,090
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 600 3.82 6.31 $20.91 $43,490
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 860 3.80 6.27 $18.18 $37,820
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 800 3.73 6.16 $14.56 $30,290

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 320 1.65 2.73 $23.48 $48,840
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.42 2.34 $23.11 $48,070
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 290 2.35 3.88 $22.52 $46,840
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 600 3.82 6.31 $20.91 $43,490
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.76 1.25 $20.54 $42,730


About May 2017 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018