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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
145,410 1.6 % $ 21.11 $ 43,900 0.4 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.16 $ 17.04 $ 18.81 $ 23.31 $ 29.01
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,460 $ 35,430 $ 39,130 $ 48,480 $ 60,330


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 23,660 2.58 $ 25.39 $ 52,810
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 14,510 11.73 $ 18.04 $ 37,530
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 10,660 1.52 $ 19.96 $ 41,510
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 10,100 2.18 $ 19.04 $ 39,590
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 5,920 3.79 $ 19.76 $ 41,090

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 14,510 11.73 $ 18.04 $ 37,530
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,590 6.58 $ 19.77 $ 41,120
Ship and Boat Building 5,520 3.82 $ 23.55 $ 48,990
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 5,920 3.79 $ 19.76 $ 41,090
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 23,660 2.58 $ 25.39 $ 52,810

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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 220 (7) $ 32.94 $ 68,520
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $ 31.22 $ 64,940
Facilities Support Services 110 0.06 $ 28.96 $ 60,230
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,900 1.04 $ 27.71 $ 57,630
Rail Transportation 100 0.05 $ 27.46 $ 57,110


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 2021


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 14,520 1.19 1.15 $ 21.26 $ 44,210
California 13,400 0.81 0.79 $ 23.23 $ 48,320
Indiana 7,740 2.60 2.51 $ 20.96 $ 43,590
Illinois 6,690 1.19 1.15 $ 20.26 $ 42,140
Pennsylvania 6,250 1.12 1.08 $ 20.42 $ 42,470


Map of location quotient of coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


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 7,740 2.60 2.51 $ 20.96 $ 43,590
South Dakota 1,010 2.39 2.32 $ 19.67 $ 40,910
Wisconsin 6,240 2.27 2.20 $ 20.24 $ 42,100
Alabama 3,810 1.98 1.92 $ 19.30 $ 40,150
Kentucky 3,340 1.82 1.76 $ 21.14 $ 43,970


Map of annual mean wages of coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


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 3,510 1.09 1.06 $ 26.35 $ 54,800
Alaska 160 0.55 0.53 $ 26.29 $ 54,690
Wyoming 110 0.44 0.43 $ 24.93 $ 51,860
Hawaii 250 0.45 0.44 $ 24.22 $ 50,370
Maine 710 1.20 1.16 $ 24.09 $ 50,110



Map of employment of coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


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 4,920 0.86 0.83 $ 22.06 $ 45,890
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,390 1.22 1.19 $ 22.02 $ 45,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,040 0.95 0.93 $ 20.95 $ 43,570
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,720 1.28 1.24 $ 21.46 $ 44,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,650 0.31 0.30 $ 22.37 $ 46,530
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,290 1.20 1.16 $ 28.27 $ 58,790
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,140 1.19 1.15 $ 19.88 $ 41,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,920 0.74 0.72 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,900 0.71 0.69 $ 22.81 $ 47,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,730 0.95 0.92 $ 23.50 $ 48,870


Map of location quotient of coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


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 1,490 11.12 10.77 $ 20.76 $ 43,190
Columbus, IN 280 5.71 5.54 $ 19.51 $ 40,580
Sheboygan, WI 330 5.65 5.47 $ 18.85 $ 39,200
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 510 5.56 5.39 (8) (8)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 470 5.22 5.06 $ 23.08 $ 48,000
Wausau, WI 360 5.21 5.05 $ 20.00 $ 41,600
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 210 4.78 4.63 $ 20.81 $ 43,280
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 310 4.49 4.35 $ 22.92 $ 47,670
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 150 4.19 4.06 $ 24.91 $ 51,820
Appleton, WI 400 3.40 3.29 $ 20.55 $ 42,740