Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
16,280 3.8 % $14.68 $30,540 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.12 $10.97 $13.82 $17.33 $21.71
Annual Wage (2) $18,960 $22,820 $28,750 $36,040 $45,150


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 2,220 0.08 $13.44 $27,960
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,150 0.78 $13.92 $28,960
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,410 0.61 $13.95 $29,020
Plastics Product Manufacturing 760 0.14 $14.59 $30,340
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 650 0.64 $17.07 $35,500

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 70 1.91 $16.10 $33,480
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 610 1.55 $12.66 $26,340
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,150 0.78 $13.92 $28,960
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 90 0.76 $14.53 $30,230
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 650 0.64 $17.07 $35,500

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) $25.27 $52,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 110 (7) $22.97 $47,780
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 40 (7) $20.46 $42,560
Building Finishing Contractors (8) (8) $20.15 $41,910
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 80 0.14 $19.25 $40,040


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 1,800 0.12 0.99 $15.73 $32,720
Texas 1,170 0.10 0.86 $13.45 $27,970
Florida 1,070 0.14 1.16 $14.29 $29,720
New York 900 0.10 0.85 $15.92 $33,100
Ohio 820 0.16 1.31 $15.09 $31,390




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 120 0.29 2.45 $11.82 $24,590
South Carolina 530 0.28 2.33 $11.57 $24,050
Alabama 460 0.25 2.07 $12.39 $25,770
Rhode Island 100 0.22 1.80 $12.57 $26,140
Indiana 640 0.22 1.82 $13.76 $28,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 280 0.10 0.79 $19.44 $40,430
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $19.23 $40,000
Arizona 110 0.05 0.37 $15.95 $33,180
New York 900 0.10 0.85 $15.92 $33,100
California 1,800 0.12 0.99 $15.73 $32,720





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 450 0.12 0.99 $15.77 $32,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 440 0.35 2.92 $13.36 $27,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.10 0.83 $17.98 $37,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.18 1.49 $14.40 $29,950
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.05 0.41 $17.46 $36,310
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 260 0.09 0.76 $14.77 $30,710
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 240 0.23 1.88 $13.98 $29,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.11 0.89 $11.47 $23,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 230 0.10 0.80 $15.92 $33,100
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 220 0.21 1.74 $17.16 $35,700




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)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 120 0.48 3.99 $14.07 $29,260
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 60 0.48 4.01 $13.78 $28,660
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 70 0.46 3.82 $17.62 $36,650
Greensboro-High Point, NC 130 0.38 3.19 $17.12 $35,610
St. Cloud, MN 40 0.35 2.92 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 440 0.35 2.92 $13.36 $27,780
Spokane, WA 60 0.30 2.50 $15.16 $31,540
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 150 0.25 2.04 $13.06 $27,160
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 240 0.23 1.88 $13.98 $29,080
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 80 0.23 1.87 $12.52 $26,040




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 0.73 $23.95 $49,810
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $22.54 $46,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.04 0.37 $21.46 $44,630
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.27 $20.90 $43,480
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.23 $20.35 $42,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 40 0.02 0.18 $19.82 $41,230
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 70 0.07 0.54 $19.43 $40,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.10 0.83 $17.98 $37,390
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 70 0.46 3.82 $17.62 $36,650
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.46 $36,330

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 170 0.62 5.12 $12.99 $27,020
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 140 0.79 6.52 $15.74 $32,730
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.63 5.21 $14.03 $29,180
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 4.81 $15.81 $32,880
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 5.74 $12.32 $25,630

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 140 0.79 6.52 $15.74 $32,730
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 5.74 $12.32 $25,630
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.63 5.21 $14.03 $29,180
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.62 5.12 $12.99 $27,020
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 4.81 $15.81 $32,880

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 3.04 $19.22 $39,970
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 2.70 $16.48 $34,270
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.52 $16.09 $33,460
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 3.11 $16.02 $33,310
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.75 $15.85 $32,970


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015