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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Painters, Construction and Maintenance *
 
Painters, Construction and Maintenance
(O*NET 47-2141.00, SOC 47-2141)
What they do
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.
 
Also called:
Facilities Painter, Foreman, Highway Painter, House Painter, Industrial Painter, Journeyman Painter, Maintenance Painter, Painter, Painter Foreman, Senior Painter
 
 
Wages
Vermont - 2020
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 14.66   n/a  
25% $ 17.20   n/a  
Median $ 20.35   n/a  
75% $ 23.42   n/a  
90% $ 25.67   n/a  
 
Average $ 20.42   n/a  
1 What are Percentile Wages?
n/a - Information not available
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Industries of Employment
United States - 2018
IndustryPercent of total
  • Specialty trade contractors
44%
  • Self-employed workers
38%
  • Construction of buildings
6%
  • Administrative and support services
2%
  • Educational services; state, local, and private
2%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Public Safety and Security
    Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Administration and Management
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Building and Construction
    Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking
    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Time Management
    Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Leadership
    Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
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Projected Employment
 Vermont
2018 employment 1,297
2028 employment 1,309
Annual percent change
(compounded)
0.1%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
133
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Education and Experience:
  • Typical education needed for entry
    No formal educational credential
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    None
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    Moderate-term on-the-job training
Based on BLS Education and Training Classifications
 
Job Zone
Some Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (4.0 to < 6.0) - A typical worker will require over 3 months up to and including 1 year of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  6%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  0%
Bachelor's degree   4%
Associate's degree   0%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  8%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  52%
Less than high school diploma   30%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
    The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Trunk Strength
    The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • Extent Flexibility
    The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Gross Body Equilibrium
    The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  • Near Vision
    The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
    Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
  • Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Prepare surfaces for finishing.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
  • Cover surfaces with dropcloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.
  • Smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, scrapers, brushes, steel wool, or sanding machines.
  • Read work orders or receive instructions from supervisors or homeowners to determine work requirements.
  • Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats.
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