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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a paint mixer. For example, did you know that they make an average of $15.83 an hour? That's $32,930 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 4% and produce 7,300 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Paint Mixer Do

There are certain skills that many paint mixers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed customer-service skills, detail oriented and dexterity.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a paint mixer, we found that a lot of resumes listed 36.3% of paint mixers included raw materials, while 14.6% of resumes included hazardous materials, and 13.5% of resumes included car parts. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the paint mixer job title. But what industry to start with? Most paint mixers actually find jobs in the manufacturing and retail industries.

How To Become a Paint Mixer

If you're interested in becoming a paint mixer, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 11.8% of paint mixers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.1% of paint mixers have master's degrees. Even though some paint mixers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a paint mixer. When we researched the most common majors for a paint mixer, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on paint mixer resumes include bachelor's degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a paint mixer. In fact, many paint mixer jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many paint mixers also have previous career experience in roles such as painter or sales associate.

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Average Salary
$32,930
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
4%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
1,006
Job Openings

Paint Mixer Career Paths

Top Careers Before Paint Mixer

Cashier
16.0 %
Painter
12.2 %

Top Careers After Paint Mixer

Painter
11.6 %
Driver
9.6 %

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Average Salary for a Paint Mixer

Paint Mixers in America make an average salary of $32,930 per year or $16 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $39,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $27,000 per year.
Average Salary
$32,930

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyascdescCompanyascdescStart DateascdescSalaryascdesc
Batcher/Chemical Paint Mixer
Batcher/Chemical Paint Mixer
Aerotek
Aerotek
03/30/2021
03/30/2021
$31,30503/30/2021
$31,305
General Labor/Paint Mixer
General Labor/Paint Mixer
Choice Staffing
Choice Staffing
12/28/2020
12/28/2020
$22,95712/28/2020
$22,957
Paint Mixer
Paint Mixer
Spherion
Spherion
08/21/2020
08/21/2020
$29,21808/21/2020
$29,218
Paint Mixer
Paint Mixer
Spherion
Spherion
05/05/2020
05/05/2020
$29,21805/05/2020
$29,218
Paint Mixer
Paint Mixer
Manpower Group
Manpower Group
11/25/2019
11/25/2019
$33,39211/25/2019
$33,392

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Paint Mixer Demographics

Gender

male

71.5 %

female

21.2 %

unknown

7.3 %

Ethnicity

White

63.5 %

Hispanic or Latino

21.5 %

Black or African American

7.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

72.7 %

Wolof

9.1 %

Thai

9.1 %
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Paint Mixer Education

Majors

Business
14.3 %

Degrees

Certificate

36.9 %

High School Diploma

35.1 %

Associate

11.1 %
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Top Skills For a Paint Mixer

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 36.3% of paint mixers listed raw materials on their resume, but soft skills such as customer-service skills and detail oriented are important as well.

  • Raw Materials, 36.3%
  • Hazardous Materials, 14.6%
  • Car Parts, 13.5%
  • Assembly Line, 11.9%
  • Quality Checks, 9.5%
  • Other Skills, 14.2%
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Top Paint Mixer Employers

1. The Home Depot
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$32,870
Paint Mixers Hired: 
35+
2. Sherwin-Williams
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$58,712
Paint Mixers Hired: 
24+
3. Lowe's
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$32,662
Paint Mixers Hired: 
14+
4. PPG Industries
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$56,855
Paint Mixers Hired: 
8+
5. Walmart
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$32,755
Paint Mixers Hired: 
6+
6. ManpowerGroup
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$33,458
Paint Mixers Hired: 
4+
Updated October 2, 2020