Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-9121)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products including, glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials. Excludes Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4193) and Painters, Transportation Equipment (51-9122).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 97,70097,000 -0.70 1,8401,840

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.1511.0613.15 16.2620.1924.71

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
256 24.042.9 28.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation2
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 128
Number of job position postings 5
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 25.6

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Energy Isolation (NSTC and OSHA Offered)
Respiratory Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)