Outlook

Career Outlook for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Electrostatic Paint Operator, Lacquer Spray Booth Operator, Paint Line Operator, Spraying Machine Operator
The overall job outlook for Coating, Painting, or Spraying Machine Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 19.31 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 3.22 percent per year. Demand for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go up, with an expected 33,430 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 5.37 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the following states
Texas 6,550
California 5,990
Ohio 4,950
Pennsylvania 4,170
Wisconsin 4,070
Illinois 3,550
New York 3,280
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Montana 40
New Mexico 140
North Dakota 220
Vermont 250
Nevada 270
Puerto Rico 350
Idaho 360