Painter and Decorator

Painter and Decorator

Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.

Training at a glance

  • Time to Complete: Approx. 4 years
  • On the job time: 5840 hours
  • Related Instruction Time: 400 hours
  • Additional Training: Additional 80 hours of schooling including First Aid and CPR certifications, Transition to Trainer.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

  • Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin: +6.84%
  • Experienced Level Salary: $49,937

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 * Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information, WisConomy.com.

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.