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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
146,350 1.5 % $19.84 $41,260 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.38 $14.84 $18.34 $23.33 $29.43
Annual Wage (2) $25,760 $30,870 $38,150 $48,540 $61,220


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)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 26,630 2.83 $23.26 $48,380
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 15,190 10.77 $16.75 $34,830
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 10,520 1.40 $18.40 $38,270
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 9,810 2.00 $17.76 $36,930
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 6,290 3.83 $18.26 $37,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 15,190 10.77 $16.75 $34,830
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 890 3.83 $23.01 $47,870
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 6,290 3.83 $18.26 $37,990
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,070 3.71 $17.91 $37,250
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 26,630 2.83 $23.26 $48,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 70 0.02 $40.42 $84,080
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $29.75 $61,870
Rail Transportation 60 0.03 $27.96 $58,150
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,660 0.90 $26.61 $55,350
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 710 0.77 $25.84 $53,740


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)
Texas 13,910 1.12 1.12 $19.93 $41,450
California 12,960 0.75 0.75 $20.84 $43,340
Indiana 8,660 2.82 2.83 $19.23 $40,010
Ohio 7,630 1.40 1.41 $18.48 $38,440
Wisconsin 6,470 2.25 2.26 $18.97 $39,470




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)
Indiana 8,660 2.82 2.83 $19.23 $40,010
South Dakota 1,080 2.53 2.54 $18.51 $38,490
Wisconsin 6,470 2.25 2.26 $18.97 $39,470
Oklahoma 3,160 1.95 1.96 $17.93 $37,280
Iowa 2,760 1.78 1.79 $19.13 $39,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 4,050 1.22 1.22 $24.64 $51,250
Maryland 850 0.31 0.32 $24.51 $50,970
Alaska 90 0.29 0.29 $23.97 $49,850
Virginia 3,710 0.96 0.96 $23.43 $48,740
Hawaii 130 0.21 0.21 $23.24 $48,340





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,240 0.84 0.84 $19.29 $40,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,990 1.31 1.31 $19.38 $40,300
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,850 0.82 0.83 $20.10 $41,810
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,270 0.89 0.90 $21.48 $44,670
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,130 0.32 0.33 $20.22 $42,070
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,840 1.40 1.41 $25.78 $53,620
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,460 1.24 1.25 $17.97 $37,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,310 1.17 1.18 $20.61 $42,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,830 0.67 0.67 $20.95 $43,570
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,830 0.63 0.64 $20.60 $42,850