Salary 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

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Workers in this field set up, tend, operate and inspect coating and plating machines and equipment. These machines coat metal or plastic objects with metals, glaze, varnish rubber or other materials to protect or decorate them. Completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary to be considered for this position. An employer usually requires up to one year of formal on-site job training after being hired for this job.

A Coating, Painting, or Spraying Machine Setter/Operator can get a salary of around 24000 - 36000 based on level of experience. Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders will most likely earn a pay level of Thirty One Thousand One Hundred dollars per year.

Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders have the best average pay in Maine, where they earn average job salaries of just about $45600. They are compensated most highly in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they get salary pay of $44990.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 12.63 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $44,990
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $40,180
Health Care and Social Assistance $37,510
Public Administration $37,350
Manufacturing $31,160
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $31,030
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Transportation and Warehousing $25,360
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $27,270
Retail Trade $27,610
Other Services (except Public Administration) $28,300
Construction $29,730
Wholesale Trade $30,350
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