Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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 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)
13,360 4.4 % $15.91 $33,090 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.16 $11.94 $14.82 $18.64 $23.41
Annual Wage (2) $21,130 $24,840 $30,820 $38,780 $48,690


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)
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,090 0.74 $16.08 $33,440
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,580 0.45 $15.61 $32,470
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,080 0.26 $13.44 $27,960
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 760 0.03 $14.86 $30,900
Plastics Product Manufacturing 670 0.12 $13.82 $28,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 50 1.44 $14.46 $30,070
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,090 0.74 $16.08 $33,440
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 60 0.54 $13.10 $27,240
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,580 0.45 $15.61 $32,470
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 560 0.42 $15.01 $31,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 (7) $26.27 $54,640
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 150 (7) $25.09 $52,190
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $21.46 $44,640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 90 (7) $19.42 $40,400
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 30 0.01 $19.40 $40,340


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)
California 1,650 0.10 1.05 $16.47 $34,250
Texas 1,240 0.10 1.11 $15.54 $32,330
Alabama 680 0.35 3.75 $15.94 $33,160
New York 650 0.07 0.76 $16.55 $34,420
Michigan 620 0.14 1.54 $16.59 $34,510




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)
Alabama 680 0.35 3.75 $15.94 $33,160
West Virginia 170 0.25 2.62 $14.23 $29,590
Missouri 610 0.22 2.35 $14.60 $30,370
Kentucky 410 0.22 2.34 $13.60 $28,290
South Dakota 80 0.18 1.93 $15.67 $32,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 340 0.06 0.62 $19.85 $41,300
New Mexico 50 0.06 0.68 $18.98 $39,470
Massachusetts 260 0.07 0.78 $18.84 $39,180
Oregon 140 0.07 0.79 $18.51 $38,490
Washington 300 0.09 0.99 $18.48 $38,440



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 530 0.08 0.84 $15.60 $32,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.09 0.99 $18.17 $37,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.25 2.63 $15.56 $32,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.17 1.77 $18.34 $38,140
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.17 1.81 $13.29 $27,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 270 0.09 1.00 $17.41 $36,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 1.17 $15.26 $31,740
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 240 0.24 2.53 $16.74 $34,820
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 0.61 $20.73 $43,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 200 0.10 1.05 $13.66 $28,410


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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)
Joplin, MO 80 1.02 10.88 $14.37 $29,890
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 110 0.86 9.23 $14.39 $29,930
Waco, TX 90 0.74 7.87 $14.08 $29,290
Lexington-Fayette, KY 170 0.63 6.73 $12.60 $26,200
Jefferson City, MO 50 0.62 6.67 $13.19 $27,430
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.46 4.89 $18.28 $38,030
Springfield, MO 80 0.38 4.07 $15.84 $32,940
Columbia, MO 30 0.33 3.57 $16.75 $34,840
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 90 0.32 3.45 $15.37 $31,970
Montgomery, AL 50 0.32 3.38 $11.61 $24,160


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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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.60 $27.79 $57,810
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $22.31 $46,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 0.71 $22.27 $46,310
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.03 0.37 $21.14 $43,960
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 0.61 $20.73 $43,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 140 0.05 0.59 $20.33 $42,290
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.03 0.36 $19.96 $41,510
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.09 1.00 $18.99 $39,490
Columbia, SC 40 0.12 1.27 $18.74 $38,970
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 0.94 $18.46 $38,410

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.49 5.26 $15.50 $32,230
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 4.79 $16.61 $34,550
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 6.68 $13.36 $27,790
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.19 2.03 $12.89 $26,810
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 3.66 $14.61 $30,390

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)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 6.68 $13.36 $27,790
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.49 5.26 $15.50 $32,230
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 4.79 $16.61 $34,550
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 3.86 $14.26 $29,670
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 3.66 $14.61 $30,390

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 3.05 $17.83 $37,090
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.50 $17.31 $36,000
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.54 $17.12 $35,620
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 4.79 $16.61 $34,550
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.37 $34,040


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.

(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 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