Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

General Information

Description

Paint, coat, or decorate articles, such as furniture, glass, plateware, pottery, jewelry, toys, books, or leather.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of painting and coating workers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 17,200 openings for painting and coating workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$34,780

State-by-state Salary

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$50,750
$26,040
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Less than high school 59%
  • High school 21%
  • Some college 17%
  • Post-secondary certificate 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • English Language
  • Production and Processing
  • Education and Training
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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