Salary for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

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Painting, coating and decorating workers paint, coat or decorate objects such as furniture, books, plate ware, toys, glassware, pottery, leather, jewelry and other related items. Completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary to be considered for this position. An employer usually requires up to one year of formal on-site job training after being hired for this job.

A Painting, Coating, and Decorating Worker earns salaries somewhere between $23,760 to $55,380 depending on experience and education levels. will normally get an average pay level of thirty-seven thousand five hundred and fourty dollars annually.

have the best average pay in Washington, which has normal pay levels of close to about $55,400. They can get the best pay in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can get average job salaries of $56,430.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 48.74 percent nationwide in that time.


Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Public Administration
Transportation and Warehousing
Educational Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services