|Quick Facts: Construction and Maintenance Painters|
$40,280 per year
$19.37 per hour
|No formal educational credential|
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|6% (As fast as average)|
Painters apply paint, stain, and coatings to walls and ceilings, buildings, large machinery and equipment, and bridges and other structures.
Painters work indoors and outdoors. Painting is physically demanding and requires a lot of bending, kneeling, reaching, and climbing. Those who paint bridges or buildings may work at extreme heights or in uncomfortable positions.
Painters typically learn their trade on the job. No formal education is typically required to enter the occupation.
The median annual wage for painters, construction and maintenance was $40,280 in May 2019.
Employment of painters is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Openings are expected to arise from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation each year.
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