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Old 05-09-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Ive been painting since I was 15 for my friend's father's company. Unfortunately my living situation has changed and after doing the numbers I'm scared that my income just isin't enough.

Now that im 22 with some experience, I was wondering how much a normal painter is supposed to make? Do they get paid hourly or by the job typically?

I have gained enough skill to continue in this field but I'm not sure if its worth it at this point. I'm running out of time and working for the friend's father for pocket change isin't going to cut it anymore.

Please help with some insight!
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Try this link.

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes472141.htm#ind
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Normally, hourly if you are an employee, by the job if you are a contractor or sub-contractor
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Work on becoming licensed, and educate yourself on business and marketing on this board.
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Most painting technicians get paid by the hour (employee)
There are some that get paid by the piece
And some that get paid by the job (as a sub-contractor)
Some here deal with the contracts and "getting paid" directly from whoever contracts them, when and if that happens
They may or may not actually swing a brush
They are usually considered the primary contractor (which could be a general contractor or builder, or a painting contractor/company)

Out here a painter's helper would start around $15 an hour
A painter might start at $17
With experience and skills it should be more
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Now that im 22 with some experience,....

.......I'm running out of time
Dude, you are only 22 and running out of time????
C,mon man, you have a long way to go b 4 you even think about running out of time.
Take the advise of the people of this forum and pick up a copy of the E MYTH book. You have lots of time my friend.
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Out here a painter's helper would start around $15 an hour
A painter might start at $17
I've just decided how I will spend my summer vacation. My current boss doesnt pay me much more than these rates. I am coming to the cape where I will pose as an apprentice and have the best summer ever.



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You know, you might consider asking for a raise. It never hurts to ask.



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I I am coming to the cape where I will pose as an apprentice .....
I never took you for a poser! (kidding)
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Most painting technicians get paid by the hour (employee)
There are some that get paid by the piece
And some that get paid by the job (as a sub-contractor)
Some here deal with the contracts and "getting paid" directly from whoever contracts them, when and if that happens
They may or may not actually swing a brush
They are usually considered the primary contractor (which could be a general contractor or builder, or a painting contractor/company)

Out here a painter's helper would start around $15 an hour
A painter might start at $17
With experience and skills it should be more
Hey I would vacation on the cape and work for 20$ hr
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