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Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

Job Information

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


  • About 2 out of 3 jobs are in manufacturing establishments.
  • Most workers acquire their skills on the job; training usually lasts from a few days to several months, but becoming skilled in all aspects of painting can require 1 to 2 years of experience and training.
  • Overall employment is projected to grow.
  • Good job prospects are expected for skilled workers with painting experience.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $25,660/yr ($12.83/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma