• Construction and Maintenance Painters
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 36,850
    $28,740 range bar $54,940
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Painters apply paint, stain, and coatings to walls and ceilings, buildings, and bridges and other structures.

What do they typically do

  • Prepare surfaces by scraping, wire brushing, or sanding to a smooth finish
  • Cover floors and furniture with dropcloths and tarps to protect surfaces
  • Apply primers or sealers so that the paint will adhere
  • Fill holes and cracks with putty, plaster, or other compounds
  • Apply paint or other finishes, using handbrushes, rollers, or sprayers
  • Put up scaffolding and set up ladders
  • Calculate the area to be painted and the amount of paint needed
  • Remove fixtures such as pictures, doorknobs, or electric switch covers

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.7%
Job Openings 795

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