How to Become a Painter?

Are you thinking of becoming a Painter or already started your career and planning the next step? Learn how to become a Painter, what skills you need to succeed, how to advance your career and get promoted, and what levels of pay to expect at each step on your career path. Explore new Painter job openings and options for career transitions into related roles.
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Painter Career Path


2 - 4Years of Experience
$50K - $73K /yrAvg. Annual Salary
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Painter Supervisor

No Years of Experience Reports
$54K - $79K /yrAvg. Annual Salary
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18% advanced to

Lead Painter

5 - 7Years of Experience
$61K - $86K /yrAvg. Annual Salary
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Salary Trajectory

Painter Career Path

Painter Apprentice
Assistant Supervisor of Painting
Painter Supervisor
Lead Painter
Painter V
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Related careers in the Skilled Labor & Manufacturing Industry

Interested in other Skilled Labor & Manufacturing careers? Below are occupations that have high affinity with Painter skills. Discover some of the most common Painter career transitions, along with skills overlap.

13% skills overlap
15% transitioned to Laborer