Trades. Painters.

Painters

Painters are trained professionals responsible for the decoration and protection of homes and buildings from damage by water, corrosion, insects, mold. Painters apply materials and coatings on both interior and exterior walls. A painter has to know all about paint composition, how to pick the right paint or finished for the surface being covered and the best applicator for the job.

$32.95/hr

+354.48% Higher than minimum wage!
Benefits do not come out of your check.

$56.93/hr total

Benefits are above & beyond hourly wage!
Featuring premium health insurance.

$42,820

Entry Level Salary

$67,920

Average Salary

$78,450

Experienced Salary

+6.84

Increased Job Outlook (2016-2026) 

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Skills Needed

  • Spatial ability
  • problem solving
  • physical stamina
  • fast-paced thinking
  • communication
  • hand/eye coordination
  • foot coordination
  • comfortable with heights
  • blueprint reading
  • detail oriented

Relevant Classes

  • Basic arithmetic
  • general math
  • geometry
  • science
  • technology
  • communication

Education & Training

  • 4-year apprentice program
  • 6,240 hours of on-the-job training
  • 400 classroom hours

Work Conditions

  • Both indoor and outdoor
  • nearly every building type
  • varying weather
  • physically demanding
  • new and existing construction
  • working from heights

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