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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

51-9124 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend spraying or rolling 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. Includes painters of transportation vehicles such as painters in auto body repair facilities. Excludes “Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic” (51-4193).


National estimates for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Industry profile for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Geographic profile for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

National estimates for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
155,880 1.5 % $ 23.31 $ 48,480 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.01 $ 18.17 $ 21.90 $ 26.17 $ 31.92
Annual Wage (2) $ 33,300 $ 37,790 $ 45,560 $ 54,440 $ 66,390


Industry profile for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 26,680 2.67 $ 28.07 $ 58,390
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 15,510 11.84 $ 19.92 $ 41,440
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 11,270 1.45 $ 21.89 $ 45,540
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 10,920 2.19 $ 21.07 $ 43,830
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 6,140 3.64 $ 22.04 $ 45,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 15,510 11.84 $ 19.92 $ 41,440
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,460 6.16 $ 21.62 $ 44,970
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 6,140 3.64 $ 22.04 $ 45,830
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 110 3.33 $ 15.72 $ 32,690
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,140 2.80 $ 23.76 $ 49,420

Top paying industries for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 40 0.02 $ 37.31 $ 77,600
Local Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 160 (7) $ 35.96 $ 74,800
Spectator Sports 30 0.02 $ 31.80 $ 66,150
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,910 0.96 $ 31.73 $ 66,010
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.08 $ 31.42 $ 65,360


Geographic profile for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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



Map of employment of coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2023


States with the highest employment level in Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 16,460 1.21 1.18 $ 22.82 $ 47,470
California 11,010 0.61 0.60 $ 26.79 $ 55,720
Ohio 8,520 1.56 1.52 $ 22.23 $ 46,240
Wisconsin 8,000 2.77 2.70 $ 22.58 $ 46,970
Indiana 7,280 2.31 2.25 $ 21.20 $ 44,100


Map of location quotient of coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2023


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 8,000 2.77 2.70 $ 22.58 $ 46,970
South Dakota 1,230 2.77 2.70 $ 22.43 $ 46,650
Indiana 7,280 2.31 2.25 $ 21.20 $ 44,100
Alabama 4,330 2.11 2.06 $ 20.32 $ 42,260
Iowa 2,900 1.88 1.83 $ 22.68 $ 47,160


Map of annual mean wages of coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2023


Top paying states for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 4,060 1.16 1.13 $ 29.23 $ 60,800
Nevada 590 0.40 0.39 $ 28.63 $ 59,550
Alaska 130 0.42 0.41 $ 28.17 $ 58,590
Maryland 730 0.27 0.26 $ 27.01 $ 56,180
California 11,010 0.61 0.60 $ 26.79 $ 55,720



Map of employment of coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,270 1.33 1.30 $ 25.34 $ 52,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,980 0.64 0.63 $ 25.53 $ 53,090
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,960 0.88 0.86 $ 24.06 $ 50,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,920 1.23 1.20 $ 21.16 $ 44,010
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,040 0.32 0.31 $ 25.94 $ 53,960
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,660 1.40 1.36 $ 21.70 $ 45,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,550 1.23 1.20 $ 31.79 $ 66,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,160 0.77 0.75 $ 23.86 $ 49,630
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,780 2.18 2.13 $ 22.40 $ 46,600
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,780 1.36 1.32 $ 22.44 $ 46,670


Map of location quotient of coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,650 12.08 11.77 $ 22.81 $ 47,440
Sheboygan, WI 400 6.69 6.52 $ 21.94 $ 45,630
Columbus, IN 330 6.55 6.38 $ 19.20 $ 39,940
Wausau, WI 450 6.39 6.23 $ 22.21 $ 46,200
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 570 6.11 5.95 $ 24.03 $ 49,980
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 220 5.01 4.88 $ 20.29 $ 42,210
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 630 4.18 4.07 $ 27.70 $ 57,620
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,160 4.16 4.06 (8) (8)
York-Hanover, PA 750 4.13 4.02 $ 23.73 $ 49,360
Fond du Lac, WI 190 4.13 4.02 $ 23.98 $ 49,870