Painting and Preparing Vehicles for Paint
The typical hourly wage for an automotive painter is between $13 and $30 per hour. If working full-time automotive painters can expect to make anywhere between $27000 and $62000 per year. Some experienced painters can make up to $80000/year. The average wage for an automotive painter is $22/hour or about $46000/year.
Who would be interested in automotive painting?
People who are interested in becoming an automotive painter are people who enjoy;
- Working with their hands
- Enjoy working with vehicles
- Are physically active
- Controlling or adjusting technical equipment
- Paying attention to detail
- Getting dirty
- Being precise
- Lifting or carrying heavy objects
- Being well organized and tidy
- Working in a shop
- Working in a noisy place
Where can you go to be trained as an automotive painter?
Algonquin College is the only post-secondary school to offer a program specific to automotive painting.