Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
15,450 4.7 % $15.40 $32,040 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.62 $11.34 $14.44 $18.23 $22.87
Annual Wage (2) $20,010 $23,600 $30,030 $37,930 $47,560


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 2,380 0.84 $15.10 $31,410
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,220 0.50 $14.81 $30,810
Grocery Stores 850 0.03 $14.80 $30,770
Plastics Product Manufacturing 770 0.14 $13.67 $28,430
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 740 0.15 $15.76 $32,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 620 1.56 $12.37 $25,720
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,380 0.84 $15.10 $31,410
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 70 0.59 $12.32 $25,620
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,220 0.50 $14.81 $30,810
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 420 0.50 $13.44 $27,950

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) $25.91 $53,890
Local Government (OES Designation) 110 (7) $25.72 $53,500
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $19.46 $40,480
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.27 $40,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 (7) $18.65 $38,790


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 1,640 0.10 0.93 $16.84 $35,030
Texas 1,270 0.11 0.98 $13.84 $28,790
Missouri 810 0.30 2.68 $15.23 $31,680
Michigan 800 0.19 1.72 $16.38 $34,070
New Jersey 730 0.18 1.67 $12.96 $26,950




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 0.36 3.25 $14.60 $30,370
Missouri 810 0.30 2.68 $15.23 $31,680
Kentucky 560 0.30 2.71 $13.93 $28,970
Mississippi 280 0.25 2.25 $14.80 $30,780
South Carolina 390 0.20 1.81 $13.07 $27,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $29.33 $61,000
Illinois 220 0.04 0.34 $21.52 $44,760
Utah 80 0.06 0.51 $19.34 $40,220
Georgia 230 0.05 0.49 $19.21 $39,970
Massachusetts 330 0.10 0.88 $17.68 $36,770





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 660 0.10 0.91 $15.86 $32,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.11 1.00 $19.48 $40,530
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 380 0.28 2.53 $15.87 $33,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.14 1.30 $13.19 $27,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.16 1.48 $16.70 $34,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 280 0.10 0.87 $15.88 $33,030
St. Louis, MO-IL 260 0.20 1.78 $15.46 $32,160
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.14 1.25 $13.15 $27,360
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 210 0.38 3.45 $17.88 $37,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.11 1.04 $18.94 $39,390




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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 90 0.71 6.45 $14.08 $29,280
St. Cloud, MN 70 0.70 6.33 $17.69 $36,800
Lexington-Fayette, KY 130 0.48 4.38 $13.18 $27,410
Montgomery, AL 80 0.47 4.24 $11.93 $24,810
Springfield, MO 80 0.38 3.42 $15.02 $31,240
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 210 0.38 3.45 $17.88 $37,190
Waco, TX 40 0.35 3.14 $13.32 $27,700
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 50 0.35 3.21 $16.63 $34,580
Fresno, CA 100 0.29 2.61 $13.22 $27,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 380 0.28 2.53 $15.87 $33,020




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.26 $26.17 $54,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 130 0.05 0.48 $23.21 $48,280
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 0.74 $23.16 $48,180
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 0.94 $22.16 $46,090
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.06 0.56 $20.14 $41,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.11 1.00 $19.48 $40,530
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 0.34 $18.95 $39,410
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.11 1.04 $18.94 $39,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 160 0.06 0.58 $18.94 $39,390
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.06 0.57 $18.36 $38,180

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 150 0.70 6.37 $15.06 $31,330
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 6.13 $16.62 $34,560
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 5.74 $12.45 $25,900
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.39 3.53 $16.57 $34,460
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 4.05 $16.36 $34,020

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.70 6.37 $15.06 $31,330
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 6.13 $16.62 $34,560
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 5.74 $12.45 $25,900
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 4.44 $13.79 $28,680
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 4.05 $16.36 $34,020

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.21 $18.30 $38,070
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.24 $17.63 $36,680
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 6.13 $16.62 $34,560
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.39 3.53 $16.57 $34,460
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 4.05 $16.36 $34,020


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017