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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 12014$23.43/hr$15.54/hr$18.51/hr$24.45/hr$31.08/hr$32.15/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing180$20.20/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities30$15.54/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester 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/A$19.43/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 10$15.94/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$19.54/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 40$19.55/hr7.9%
Southeast Minnesota 50$19.43/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 120$24.45/hr4.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 140$23.66/hrN/A
Minnesota 240$19.78/hr3.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 2,570$15.13/hr7.1%
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 140$19.02/hr-21.6%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 470$23.09/hr35.6%


  • Melt or heat coating materials to specified temperatures.
  • Read job orders and inspect workpieces to determine work procedures and materials required.
  • 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.
  • Select and mix ingredients to prepare coating substances according to specifications, using paddles or mechanical mixers.
  • Rinse, drain, or wipe coated workpieces to remove excess coating material or to facilitate setting of finish coats on workpieces.
  • Rinse, drain, or wipe coated workpieces to remove excess coating material or to facilitate setting of finish coats on workpieces.
  • Place coated workpieces in ovens or dryers for specified times to dry or harden finishes.
  • Apply coatings, such as paint, ink, or lacquer, to protect or decorate workpiece surfaces, using spray guns, pens, or brushes.