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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
12,430 3.7 % $17.11 $35,600 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.09 $12.90 $15.84 $19.80 $24.78
Annual Wage (2) $23,070 $26,820 $32,950 $41,190 $51,540


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 1,880 0.65 $17.20 $35,780
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,090 0.31 $16.41 $34,120
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 980 0.23 $15.29 $31,790
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 670 0.48 $17.38 $36,160
Plastics Product Manufacturing 550 0.09 $14.22 $29,580

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 1.56 (8) (8)
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,880 0.65 $17.20 $35,780
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 670 0.48 $17.38 $36,160
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,090 0.31 $16.41 $34,120
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 980 0.23 $15.29 $31,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $28.31 $58,890
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 50 0.10 $27.70 $57,610
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 (7) $27.14 $56,450
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 120 (7) $25.14 $52,290
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 450 0.05 $21.80 $45,350


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 1,200 0.07 0.82 $19.43 $40,420
Texas 940 0.08 0.89 $17.39 $36,160
New York 920 0.10 1.15 $18.05 $37,550
Missouri 760 0.27 3.19 $13.60 $28,290
Tennessee 730 0.24 2.88 $15.59 $32,420




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 150 0.35 4.12 $17.43 $36,240
Rhode Island 140 0.29 3.44 $15.71 $32,670
Missouri 760 0.27 3.19 $13.60 $28,290
West Virginia 180 0.25 2.99 $15.05 $31,300
Tennessee 730 0.24 2.88 $15.59 $32,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 40 0.05 0.59 $25.61 $53,280
Washington 150 0.05 0.54 $23.56 $49,010
Louisiana 90 0.05 0.57 $20.25 $42,130
Georgia 290 0.06 0.76 $19.50 $40,550
California 1,200 0.07 0.82 $19.43 $40,420





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 600 0.06 0.73 $18.21 $37,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 540 0.09 1.03 $20.86 $43,380
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 530 0.11 1.35 $17.99 $37,410
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 290 0.10 1.22 $17.50 $36,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 290 0.08 0.92 $15.49 $32,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 260 0.17 1.96 $16.34 $33,980
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 250 0.25 3.00 $16.15 $33,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 180 0.06 0.70 $18.89 $39,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 1.01 $18.59 $38,680
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 150 0.26 3.12 $15.59 $32,420




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 130 0.95 11.19 $17.39 $36,160
Joplin, MO 70 0.84 9.90 $12.40 $25,790
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 90 0.56 6.58 $14.81 $30,810
Fort Wayne, IN 100 0.44 5.23 $17.96 $37,350
Springfield, MO 90 0.43 5.05 $19.15 $39,830
Sioux Falls, SD 70 0.43 5.13 $17.36 $36,120
Peoria, IL 70 0.42 4.94 $15.56 $32,360
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.38 4.51 $17.92 $37,280
Knoxville, TN 130 0.34 3.98 $14.47 $30,090
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 150 0.26 3.12 $15.59 $32,420




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)
Trenton, NJ 40 0.15 1.74 $25.92 $53,900
Worcester, MA-CT 30 0.12 1.37 $24.09 $50,100
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 40 0.19 2.25 $23.78 $49,460
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.70 $49,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 80 0.03 0.36 $22.55 $46,910
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 110 0.05 0.64 $22.36 $46,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 540 0.09 1.03 $20.86 $43,380
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.04 0.47 $20.39 $42,410
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 130 0.08 1.00 $20.10 $41,800
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 120 0.11 1.32 $19.96 $41,510

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 220 1.41 16.64 $13.58 $28,240
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 140 0.78 9.22 $19.88 $41,360
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.61 7.17 $13.54 $28,160
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 7.02 $17.49 $36,390
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.14 1.63 $17.71 $36,830

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 220 1.41 16.64 $13.58 $28,240
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 140 0.78 9.22 $19.88 $41,360
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.61 7.17 $13.54 $28,160
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 7.02 $17.49 $36,390
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 3.81 $18.04 $37,530

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 New York nonmetropolitan area 140 0.78 9.22 $19.88 $41,360
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 3.81 $18.04 $37,530
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.14 1.63 $17.71 $36,830
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 7.02 $17.49 $36,390
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 30 0.10 1.23 $15.47 $32,180


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020