Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
PRINT:Print
OEWS OEWS Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
137,510 1.5 % $ 20.26 $ 42,140 0.6 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.93 $ 15.30 $ 18.78 $ 23.72 $ 29.81
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,890 $ 31,820 $ 39,060 $ 49,330 $ 62,010


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

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 24,280 2.74 $ 23.64 $ 49,180
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 13,460 10.25 $ 17.14 $ 35,640
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 9,920 1.38 $ 19.04 $ 39,590
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 9,620 2.03 $ 18.24 $ 37,950
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 6,020 4.09 $ 18.97 $ 39,450

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 13,460 10.25 $ 17.14 $ 35,640
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,210 4.83 $ 18.51 $ 38,500
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 6,020 4.09 $ 18.97 $ 39,450
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 24,280 2.74 $ 23.64 $ 49,180
Ship and Boat Building 3,500 2.55 $ 22.92 $ 47,680

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)
Scheduled Air Transportation 70 0.01 $ 40.45 $ 84,140
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 260 (7) $ 30.66 $ 63,770
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,070 0.97 $ 27.10 $ 56,360
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 30 0.07 $ 26.53 $ 55,180
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 510 0.55 $ 26.37 $ 54,850


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

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.





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 13,230 1.09 1.11 $ 20.09 $ 41,790
California 11,790 0.72 0.73 $ 21.53 $ 44,770
Indiana 8,590 2.94 2.98 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
Ohio 7,160 1.39 1.41 $ 18.67 $ 38,840
Pennsylvania 6,810 1.24 1.25 $ 19.45 $ 40,450




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)
Indiana 8,590 2.94 2.98 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
South Dakota 1,020 2.48 2.51 $ 19.41 $ 40,370
Wisconsin 6,210 2.29 2.32 $ 19.26 $ 40,060
Iowa 2,670 1.82 1.84 $ 19.51 $ 40,580
Oklahoma 2,590 1.66 1.68 $ 18.50 $ 38,470




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 3,650 1.14 1.16 $ 26.38 $ 54,860
Maryland 760 0.30 0.31 $ 25.34 $ 52,710
Alaska 110 0.38 0.38 $ 25.09 $ 52,180
Hawaii 150 0.26 0.27 $ 24.75 $ 51,490
Maine 550 0.95 0.96 $ 24.22 $ 50,370





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,390 0.75 0.76 $ 20.41 $ 42,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,570 1.20 1.22 $ 19.29 $ 40,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,460 0.96 0.97 $ 21.90 $ 45,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,220 0.74 0.75 $ 20.59 $ 42,820
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,570 0.29 0.29 $ 20.40 $ 42,430
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,540 1.30 1.31 $ 27.87 $ 57,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,410 1.30 1.32 $ 20.62 $ 42,880
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 2,230 17.70 17.90 $ 18.96 $ 39,440
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,920 0.71 0.72 $ 21.25 $ 44,200
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,730 0.97 0.99 $ 18.58 $ 38,650




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 2,230 17.70 17.90 $ 18.96 $ 39,440
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 510 5.53 5.60 $ 19.61 $ 40,780
Wausau, WI 340 4.92 4.98 $ 19.35 $ 40,240
Appleton, WI 540 4.67 4.72 $ 19.03 $ 39,580
Mansfield, OH 200 4.28 4.33 $ 14.97 $ 31,140
Muskegon, MI 230 4.17 4.22 $ 17.61 $ 36,630
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 260 3.94 3.98 (8) (8)
Columbus, IN 180 3.86 3.90 $ 18.42 $ 38,310
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 150 3.67 3.72 $ 20.06 $ 41,720
Odessa, TX 260 3.50 3.54 $ 18.74 $ 38,970