Vehicle painters prepare a vehicle for painting, match and mix paint colours and apply paint to cars and other vehicles.

Where vehicle painters are employed

Car spray painters work for crash repair firms and motor vehicle manufacturers. Some are self-employed, usually in partnership with panel beaters. Experienced vehicle painters may become representatives for paint manufacturers or assessors with insurance companies.

Pay

Full-time vehicle painters in South Australia generally earn between $800 and $999 per week.

Graph of pay scales for Vehicle Painters

Job prospects

In 2011 there were 743 people employed full-time as vehicle painters in South Australia, compared with 715 in 2006.

How to become one

To become a vehicle painter you usually have to complete an apprenticeship in automotive refinishing technology. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require year 10.  For more information see apprenticeships.  Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.

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