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Vehicle Spray Painter

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Vehicle spray painters, also known as paint technicians or motor vehicle finishers, carry out all aspects of preparing vehicles including buffing, polishing and priming surfaces before spray painting.

The Work

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Pay

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Starting salaries may be based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £4.30 an hour (1 April 2021).  Apprentice vehicle spray painters may earn between £7,000 to £13,000 a year.

A qualified vehicle spray painter may expect to earn around £19,000 to £30,000 a year. Shift allowances may also be available. Experienced motor vehicle professionals may earn up to between £35,000 and £50,000 a year.

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Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland

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2021
694
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2026
683

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Career Area

Garage Services

Career Sectors

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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