Painter Job Role Description, Salary Range and Qualification

Painter Job Role Description, Salary Range and Qualification

Job Role: Painter

Job Description: Painters are responsible for applying paint, stains, and other finishes to buildings, structures, and surfaces. They may work on both interior and exterior surfaces, and may use a variety of techniques and tools to complete their work.


  • Preparing surfaces for painting, including cleaning, sanding, and filling in cracks and holes
  • Mixing and matching paint colors to create the desired finish
  • Applying paint, stains, and other finishes using brushes, rollers, and sprayers
  • Using scaffolding and ladders to reach high surfaces
  • Cleaning up after the job is complete
  • Communicating with clients and supervisors to ensure their satisfaction with the finished product

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Physical stamina and dexterity to perform the job
  • Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces
  • Willingness to work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Experience as a painter is preferred, but not required
  • Basic knowledge of paint and finishing techniques
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 certification may be required for certain jobs.

Salary Range:

The median annual salary for painters in the USA is $39,520. However, this can vary depending on experience, location, and the type of work being performed. Entry-level painters may start at around $25,000 per year, while experienced painters can earn up to $60,000 or more per year.

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