Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
15,930 3.7 % $14.40 $29,960 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.05 $10.93 $13.64 $17.02 $21.17
Annual Wage (2) $18,830 $22,730 $28,370 $35,400 $44,030


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 2,570 0.10 $13.04 $27,120
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,070 0.75 $13.75 $28,590
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,700 0.77 $13.68 $28,450
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 780 0.09 $16.19 $33,670
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 700 1.76 $12.52 $26,050

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 150 4.37 $12.79 $26,610
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 700 1.76 $12.52 $26,050
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,700 0.77 $13.68 $28,450
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,070 0.75 $13.75 $28,590
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 90 0.74 $14.25 $29,640

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) 90 (7) $24.85 $51,690
Building Finishing Contractors 170 0.03 $21.97 $45,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 110 (7) $21.82 $45,400
Foundries 50 0.04 $20.02 $41,640
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 120 0.02 $19.15 $39,830


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 1,870 0.13 1.05 $15.25 $31,710
Texas 1,360 0.12 1.04 $14.77 $30,720
Florida 1,230 0.16 1.37 $13.46 $28,000
New York 850 0.10 0.82 $14.20 $29,530
Ohio 790 0.15 1.29 $15.12 $31,450




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 140 0.36 2.98 $11.33 $23,570
Rhode Island 120 0.26 2.16 $12.67 $26,350
Alabama 430 0.23 1.93 $12.70 $26,420
South Carolina 410 0.22 1.85 $11.94 $24,830
Minnesota 580 0.22 1.80 $13.92 $28,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 160 0.05 0.40 $22.08 $45,940
Washington 210 0.08 0.63 $20.45 $42,530
Maryland 220 0.09 0.72 $17.25 $35,880
Missouri 230 0.09 0.71 $16.80 $34,940
North Dakota 60 0.13 1.08 $16.51 $34,340





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.14 1.17 $14.25 $29,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 1.07 $14.66 $30,500
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 380 0.14 1.14 $15.33 $31,890
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 360 0.42 3.52 $15.96 $33,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.20 1.68 $14.42 $30,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.12 1.02 $13.46 $27,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.05 0.44 $14.53 $30,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.22 1.86 $12.53 $26,070
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 190 0.17 1.41 $12.47 $25,950
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 190 0.18 1.49 $12.70 $26,410




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)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 360 0.42 3.52 $15.96 $33,190
St. Cloud, MN 40 0.40 3.32 $13.99 $29,110
Tuscaloosa, AL 30 0.37 3.08 $14.49 $30,150
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 40 0.32 2.68 $12.38 $25,740
Stockton, CA 60 0.31 2.56 $14.59 $30,360
Lexington-Fayette, KY 80 0.31 2.61 $12.81 $26,640
Greensboro-High Point, NC 110 0.31 2.59 $15.89 $33,040
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 80 0.28 2.37 $12.07 $25,110
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 70 0.27 2.27 $11.66 $24,250
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 100 0.27 2.22 $17.04 $35,450




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 50 0.03 0.22 $24.04 $50,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 0.68 $23.50 $48,870
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $22.13 $46,030
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 100 0.09 0.79 $21.51 $44,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 50 0.03 0.23 $20.44 $42,510
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 0.06 0.48 $18.69 $38,870
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 70 0.20 1.62 $18.28 $38,030
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 60 0.05 0.41 $18.25 $37,950
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 0.37 $18.10 $37,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 0.56 $17.48 $36,350

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.67 5.61 $12.48 $25,950
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.73 6.06 $13.58 $28,250
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 5.61 $12.71 $26,430
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 4.90 $13.02 $27,080
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 4.25 $14.43 $30,020

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.73 6.06 $13.58 $28,250
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 5.79 $10.51 $21,860
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.67 5.61 $12.48 $25,950
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 5.61 $12.71 $26,430
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.60 5.02 $11.29 $23,480

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.52 $34,360
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.12 $15.85 $32,970
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 3.92 $15.39 $32,020
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 1.98 $15.26 $31,730
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.79 $30,770


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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