|Quick Facts: Construction and Maintenance Painters|
$37,570 per year
$18.06 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, bridges, and other structures.
Painters work indoors and outdoors in many different work environments. Painting is physically demanding and requires a lot of bending, kneeling, reaching, and climbing. Painters who paint bridges or buildings may be exposed to extreme heights and uncomfortable positions.
Most painters 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 $37,570 in May 2016.
Employment of painters is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Overall job prospects should be good because of the need to replace workers who leave the occupation each year.
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