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 206$16.79/hr$12.92/hr$14.47/hr$16.97/hr$19.05/hr$20.80/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing180$19.05/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities110$17.93/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$17.34/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$16.97/hr7.4%
Southwest Minnesota 20$16.19/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$17.65/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$19.48/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 50$18.76/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$18.69/hr-2.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 150$19.03/hr6.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 180$19.29/hrN/A
Minnesota 310$18.56/hr1.0%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Etchers and Engravers 710$15.54/hr-2.8%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 930$18.36/hr6.9%
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers N/A$17.50/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.