Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

3.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
87%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
2.8%
by 2031
WAGES
$39,130
or $18.81 hourly
VOLUME
145,410
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 87% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' job openings is expected to rise 2.8% by 2031
'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' was $39,130, or $18.81 hourly
'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' are paid 14.5% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders?

As of 2021 there were 145,410 people employed as Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders within the United States.
This represents around 0.10% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 968 people are employed as Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend spraying or rolling 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. Includes painters of transportation vehicles such as painters in auto body repair facilities.

SOC Code: 51-9124.00

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