Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
19,370 2.7 % $13.21 $27,480 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.64 $10.11 $12.34 $15.69 $18.71
Annual Wage (2) $17,970 $21,040 $25,660 $32,640 $38,920


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)
Grocery Stores 3,200 0.13 $13.13 $27,310
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,690 1.01 $13.96 $29,040
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,800 0.82 $13.68 $28,460
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 680 1.68 $11.71 $24,370
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 640 0.23 $11.28 $23,460

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 100 2.99 $11.99 $24,930
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 680 1.68 $11.71 $24,370
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,690 1.01 $13.96 $29,040
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,800 0.82 $13.68 $28,460
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 460 0.58 $11.08 $23,050

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) 110 0.01 $24.67 $51,320
Foundries 60 0.05 $21.19 $44,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) $20.34 $42,310
Nonresidential Building Construction 70 0.01 $20.05 $41,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $17.98 $37,390


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)
Florida 1,740 0.24 1.61 $12.91 $26,860
California 1,420 0.10 0.67 $13.39 $27,860
Texas 1,250 0.12 0.80 $13.11 $27,280
Pennsylvania 980 0.18 1.17 $14.03 $29,190
New York 980 0.12 0.77 $14.09 $29,300




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)
Rhode Island 170 0.38 2.54 $11.35 $23,610
Montana 150 0.36 2.41 $9.64 $20,060
Alabama 570 0.32 2.10 $11.97 $24,890
South Dakota 120 0.29 1.95 $11.49 $23,890
South Carolina 510 0.29 1.90 $11.11 $23,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 380 0.12 0.79 $16.18 $33,650
Washington 600 0.22 1.46 $16.05 $33,380
Illinois 590 0.11 0.70 $15.11 $31,430
New Jersey 530 0.14 0.93 $15.05 $31,310
Colorado 430 0.20 1.29 $15.00 $31,200





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.17 1.14 $12.37 $25,730
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 430 0.09 0.57 $16.34 $33,990
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 410 0.42 2.81 $12.46 $25,920
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 380 0.11 0.70 $16.04 $33,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 370 0.14 0.95 $14.19 $29,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 310 0.14 0.92 $13.55 $28,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.21 1.42 $16.69 $34,720
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 270 0.23 1.50 $15.16 $31,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 250 0.14 0.95 $14.80 $30,780
Pittsburgh, PA 240 0.22 1.45 $12.92 $26,860




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 130 0.91 6.01 $14.26 $29,660
Altoona, PA 50 0.91 6.02 $10.84 $22,550
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 90 0.87 5.77 $11.52 $23,960
Coeur d'Alene, ID 30 0.63 4.20 $13.73 $28,550
Johnson City, TN 40 0.56 3.72 $11.74 $24,420
Ocala, FL 50 0.51 3.36 $12.23 $25,430
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 410 0.42 2.81 $12.46 $25,920
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 140 0.41 2.71 $15.32 $31,870
Sioux Falls, SD 50 0.40 2.67 $10.87 $22,610
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 40 0.40 2.64 $11.42 $23,740




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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.10 $39,730
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (8) (8) (8) $18.58 $38,650
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.07 0.46 $17.16 $35,690
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 0.30 $16.91 $35,160
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.21 1.42 $16.69 $34,720
Lancaster, PA 70 0.33 2.17 $16.42 $34,150
Boulder, CO 30 0.22 1.47 $16.39 $34,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 430 0.09 0.57 $16.34 $33,990
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.24 1.60 $16.21 $33,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 380 0.11 0.70 $16.04 $33,360

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 4.21 $12.96 $26,950
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 3.56 $13.33 $27,720
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 2.15 $11.75 $24,430
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 2.83 $12.39 $25,770
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 3.24 $11.74 $24,410

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 4.21 $12.96 $26,950
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 3.56 $13.33 $27,720
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 3.57 (8) (8)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 3.41 $11.37 $23,650
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 3.24 $11.74 $24,410

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 2.77 $15.52 $32,280
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 2.92 $13.81 $28,730
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.20 $13.75 $28,590
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 3.56 $13.33 $27,720
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 2.04 $13.14 $27,340


About May 2011 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 mean 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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