Picture Framer

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Picture framers frame paintings, prints, photographs, certificates, textiles and collages to protect them from dirt and damage. They also frame 3D items such as dried flower arrangements, medals, sports trophies and museum pieces.

The Work

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Starting salaries for picture framers in the UK can vary greatly, but a trainee starts on around £16,000 a year. Experienced framers may expect to earn in the range of £20,000 to £24,000 a year. Specialist framers may earn up to £30,000 a year. Many picture framers run their own business. They charge a fee, which varies depending on the item framed. It is not always easy to make a good income.


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Creative and Cultural Skills
Tel: 020 7015 1800
Twitter: @CCskills

Creative and Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts.

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