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.
States with the most Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
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
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

PERCENT SELF EMPLOYED

FASTEST JOB GROWTH

In recent years, Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders have the highest job vacancies and job growth rate in the following states
Idaho
33.33%
West Virginia
17.02%
Mississippi
15.09%
Puerto Rico
9.38%
New York
2.50%
Maryland
2.22%
Nevada
0.00%

SLOWEST JOB GROWTH

The following states have had the lowest job openings and growth rates for this career in recent years
Montana
-55.56%
Arizona
-47.32%
Washington
-45.51%
New Hampshire
-45.21%
Louisiana
-40.00%
Alabama
-39.86%
South Dakota
-37.62%

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