Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers



Paint, coat, or decorate articles, such as furniture, glass, plateware, pottery, jewelry, toys, books, or leather. Excludes ÔÇťArtists and Related Workers" (27-1010), "Designers" (27-1020), "Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators" (51-9151), and "Etchers and Engravers" (51-9194).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota  4      


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing130$19.09/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities90$18.11/hr
Professional and Business Services20$17.73/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/A7.4%
Southwest Minnesota N/A$17.43/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$18.70/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota 30$17.50/hr-2.1%
Southeast Minnesota 40$20.11/hr-8.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 130$18.90/hr6.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 170$18.87/hrN/A
Minnesota 250$18.55/hr1.0%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Etchers and Engravers 300$16.51/hr-2.8%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 790$17.50/hr6.9%
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers N/A$17.64/hrN/A


  • Apply coatings, such as paint, ink, or lacquer, to protect or decorate workpiece surfaces, using spray guns, pens, or brushes.
  • Clean and maintain tools and equipment, using solvents, brushes, and rags.
  • Clean surfaces of workpieces in preparation for coating, using cleaning fluids, solvents, brushes, scrapers, steam, sandpaper, or cloth.
  • Rinse, drain, or wipe coated workpieces to remove excess coating material or to facilitate setting of finish coats on workpieces.
  • Read job orders and inspect workpieces to determine work procedures and materials required.
  • Examine finished surfaces of workpieces to verify conformance to specifications and retouch any defective areas.
  • Clean surfaces of workpieces in preparation for coating, using cleaning fluids, solvents, brushes, scrapers, steam, sandpaper, or cloth.
  • Apply coatings, such as paint, ink, or lacquer, to protect or decorate workpiece surfaces, using spray guns, pens, or brushes.
  • Read job orders and inspect workpieces to determine work procedures and materials required.
  • Examine finished surfaces of workpieces to verify conformance to specifications and retouch any defective areas.