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Working As A Painter Supervisor

  • Getting Information
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $66,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Painter Supervisor Do

Painters apply paint, stain, and coatings to walls and ceilings, buildings, bridges, and other structures.

Duties

Painters typically do the following:

  • Cover floors, furniture, and trim with dropcloths, tarps, and masking tape, to protect surfaces
  • Remove and replace pictures and outlet and switch covers
  • Fill holes and cracks with putty or plaster
  • Prepare surfaces by scraping, wire brushing, or sanding to a smooth finish
  • Calculate the area to be painted and the amount of paint needed
  • Apply primers or sealers so the paint will adhere
  • Install scaffolding and set up ladders
  • Apply paint or other finishes, using handbrushes, rollers, or sprayers

Applying paint to interior walls makes surfaces attractive and vibrant. In addition, paints and other sealers protect exterior surfaces from damage caused by weather, sunlight, and pollution.

Because there are several ways to apply paint, workers must be able to choose the proper tool for each job, such as the correct roller, power sprayer, or brush. Choosing the right tool typically depends on the surface to be covered and the characteristics of the material applied.

A few painters—mainly industrial—use special safety equipment. For example, painting in confined spaces, such as the inside of a large storage tank, requires workers to wear self-contained suits to avoid inhaling toxic fumes. On some projects they may operate abrasive blasters to remove old coatings, which may require the use of additional clothing and protective eyewear. When painting bridges, ships, tall buildings, or oil rigs, painters may work from scaffolding, bosun’s chairs, and harnesses in order to reach work areas.

The following are examples of types of painters:

Construction painters apply paints, stains, and coatings to interior and exterior walls, new buildings, and other structural surfaces.

Maintenance painters remove old finishes and apply paints, stains, and coatings later in a structure’s life. Some painters specialize in painting or coating industrial structures, such as bridges and oil rigs, to prevent corrosion. These workers are sometimes called industrial painters.

Artisan painters specialize in creating distinct finishes by using one of many decorative techniques. One such technique is adding glaze for increased depth and texture. Other common techniques include sponging, distressing, rag rolling, color blocking, and faux finishing.

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How To Become A Painter Supervisor

Most painters learn their trade on the job. No formal education is typically required to enter the occupation.

Education

There are no specific education requirements to become a painter, but high school courses in mathematics, shop, and blueprint reading can be useful. Also, some 2-year technical schools offer courses through apprenticeships affiliated with union and contractor organizations. Credits earned as part of an apprenticeship program usually count toward an associate’s degree.

Training

Most painters learn their trade on the job. They typically begin by doing simple tasks, such as helping carry materials and laying drop cloths, and then move on to more complicated tasks, such as priming surfaces to be finished.

Some painters learn their trade through a 3- or 4-year apprenticeship, although a few local unions have additional time requirements. For each year of the typical program, apprentices must have at least 144 hours of technical instruction and 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training. Through technical instruction, apprentices learn how to: use and care for tools and equipment, prepare surfaces, mix and match paint, and read blueprints. In addition, they may learn about application techniques, the characteristics of different finishes, including wood finishing, and safety practices. 

After completing an apprenticeship program, painters are considered journey workers and may perform tasks on their own.

Unions and contractors sponsor apprenticeship programs. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans. The basic qualifications to enter an apprenticeship program are as follows:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Physically able to do the work

Although the vast majority of workers learn their trade on the job or through an apprenticeship, some contractors offer their own training program for new workers. The National Association of Home Builders through the Home Builders Institute offer Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT), which covers information for eight construction trades, including painting.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Those interested in industrial painting can earn several certifications from NACE International Institute or from the Society for Protective Coatings. The most common certification, from both groups, is called Protective Coating Specialist. Courses range from 1 day to several weeks, depending on the certification program and specialty. Applicants also must meet work experience requirements.

Important Qualities

Color vision. Painters must be able to identify and differentiate between subtle changes in color.

Customer-service skills. Workers who paint the inside and outside of residential homes often interact with clients. They must communicate with the client, listen to what the client wants, and help select colors and application techniques that satisfy the client.

Detail oriented. Painters must be precise when creating or painting edges, because minor flaws can be noticeable.

Physical stamina. Painters should be able to stay physically active for many hours, because they spend most of the day standing with their arms extended while climbing ladders.

Physical strength. Painters must lift and move numerous items during the course of a job. For example, a 5-gallon bucket of paint weighs over 40 pounds.

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Average Yearly Salary
$66,000
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$54,000
Min 10%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
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$66,000
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$66,000
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$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
DreamWorks Animation
Highest Paying City
Fremont, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
5.0 years
How much does a Painter Supervisor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Painter Supervisor in the United States is $66,494 per year or $32 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $54,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $81,000.

Real Painter Supervisor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Supervisor Painter C-Bossolina Construction Warwick, NY May 18, 2015 $73,694
Painter Supervisor Russ Nelson Painting & Contracting Green Brook, NJ Feb 03, 2011 $70,958
Painter Supervisor Precision Wall Tech, Inc. Washington, DC Aug 24, 2015 $70,179
Painter Supervisor Benchmark Painting & Carpentry, Inc. Kensington, MD Feb 27, 2015 $69,035
Painter Supervisor Chase Painting Incline Village, NV May 03, 2016 $66,575
Painting Supervisor D&D Commercial & Residential Painting Pleasanton, CA Oct 14, 2010 $64,175
Supervisor, Painters Edward R Shank D/B/A Shank's Painting Sag Harbor, NY Feb 14, 2008 $59,855
Painting Supervisor Procolor, Inc. Nashville, TN Dec 21, 2011 $54,163
Painter Supervisor J Mike Guitard Painting Inc. Naples, FL Feb 18, 2010 $49,921
Painter Supervisor Tech Painting Co., Inc. Alexandria, VA Apr 19, 2010 $46,665

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Top Skills for A Painter Supervisor

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Painting Supervisor
  3. Exterior Painting
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Monitor safety procedures and coordinate daily activities with operations personnel.
  • Managed and supervised painting crews in residential and commercial environments, apartment turn-overs, and interior and exterior painting.
  • Managed wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Monitor weather condition for surface preparation and painting / coating application.
  • Paint spills, dust from sanding and other materials must be cleaned and removed from a completed job site.

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Top 10 Best States for Painter Supervisors

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  5. Maine
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Painter Supervisor Demographics

Gender

Male

79.2%

Unknown

10.6%

Female

10.1%
Ethnicity

White

63.3%

Hispanic or Latino

16.5%

Black or African American

12.1%

Asian

5.4%

Unknown

2.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.7%

Portuguese

5.7%

Venetian

5.7%

Russian

5.7%

Chinese

2.9%

Norwegian

2.9%

German

2.9%

Japanese

2.9%

Greek

2.9%

Polish

2.9%
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Painter Supervisor Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.7%

A-Technical College

6.6%

Baker College

5.3%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.3%

Baker University

3.9%

Central Piedmont Community College

3.9%

University of Toledo

3.9%

Kansas State University

3.9%

Macomb Community College

3.9%

Bowling Green State University

3.9%

North Carolina State University

3.9%

Pennsylvania State University

3.9%

University of Findlay

3.9%

Houston Community College

3.9%

University of Massachusetts - Boston

3.9%

Bergen Community College

3.9%

Green River Community College

3.9%

Austin Community College

3.9%

Des Moines Area Community College

3.9%

Central State University

3.9%
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Majors

Business

30.7%

Fine Arts

7.8%

General Studies

7.0%

Automotive Technology

6.7%

Management

5.4%

Criminal Justice

5.4%

Graphic Design

3.6%

Accounting

3.6%

Precision Metal Working

3.1%

Electrical Engineering

3.1%

Liberal Arts

2.8%

Industrial Technology

2.6%

Computer Science

2.6%

Psychology

2.6%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.6%

Education

2.3%

Marketing

2.3%

Environmental Science

2.1%

Drafting And Design

1.8%

Nursing

1.8%
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Degrees

Other

43.4%

Bachelors

23.6%

Associate

15.6%

Certificate

8.3%

Masters

5.6%

Diploma

2.9%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.1%
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