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North Central Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment620
Mean wage$20.63
Entry wage$14.63
10th percentile wage$13.63
50th percentile wage$18.91
90th percentile wage$31.13
Top Employing Industries
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities203.3%
Other Services
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Other Services$27.63
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities20$14.93
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operator/Tender (51-9124)
Set up, operate, or tend spraying or rolling machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products incl. 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. Excludes Plating Machine Setters, Operator/Tender, Metal/Plastic (51-4193).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$18.91 $21.12  -$2.21
2019$18.15+4.2%$20.27 +4.2%-$2.12
2018$17.63+2.9%$19.69 +2.9%-$2.06
2017$17.10+3.1%$19.09 +3.1%-$1.99
2016$16.63+2.8%$18.58 +2.8%-$1.94
2015$16.24+2.4%$18.14 +2.4%-$1.89
2014$15.87+2.3%$17.72 +2.3%-$1.85
2013$15.57+1.9%$17.39 +1.9%-$1.81
2012$15.31+1.7%$17.10 +1.7%-$1.78
2011$15.07+1.6%$16.83 +1.6%-$1.76
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$18.91 $24.42  -$5.51
2019$18.15+4.2%$23.43 +4.2%-$5.28
2018$17.63+2.9%$22.72 +3.1%-$5.08
2017$17.10+3.1%$22.11 +2.8%-$5.00
2016$16.63+2.8%$21.60 +2.3%-$4.96
2015$16.24+2.4%$21.15 +2.1%-$4.91
2014$15.87+2.3%$20.70 +2.2%-$4.82
2013$15.57+1.9%$20.28 +2.1%-$4.71
2012$15.31+1.7%$19.93 +1.7%-$4.62
2011$15.07+1.6%$19.62 +1.6%-$4.55
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2020
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
Southwest $26.38340
Eastern $22.97130
South Central $19.31280
North Central $18.91620
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $18.91620
Southwest $26.38340
Northwest $18.68280
South Central $19.31280
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