I'm having our living room repainted, so I asked my professional painter your question
He said his first 5 years of painting he averaged around $32,000 to $38,000 per year.
Over the last 10 years he said he's been averaging around $54,000 annually.
Note: Annual estimates are in California not Nebraska.
Hope this helps
Hi. This is a good question. The median income for interior painters is about $37,000 per year. That averages out to about $18.00 per hour. Some people enter the field with little experience and others might decide to obtain formal training through a technical school or through an apprenticeship. National Alliance of Professional Painters is a good resource to check out. Taking courses in Interior Design can also be helpful. I have former students who started interior painting businesses after gaining exposure in high school interior design classes. Next, they began taking small jobs that eventually led to bigger jobs. An understanding of color theory, color schemes, principles and elements of design would prove very helpful. In addition, you need to understand technique, obtain the proper equipment, be able to apply math, possess active listening skills, and have endurance. You also might want to decide upon a niche that you would like to specialize in. I hope this information is useful to you.
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