Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
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. Excludes “Paperhangers" (47-2142).

Number of positions

2012: 10,680    2014: 10,990

Annual job postings

New: 160    Replacement: 220
(Total: 380)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.