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Painting and Decorating Workers

Paint or decorate articles such as glass, pottery, jewelry, or books.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$18.56 / hour    Read more about wages


Below statewide average
Growth rate:  1%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Operate painting or coating equipment.
  • Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
  • Attach decorative or functional accessories to products.
  • Cut fabrics.
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Job Title Examples:

Bakery Decorator
Industrial Painter

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