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Vehicle Spray Painter

Vehicle spray painter preparing a vehicle for painting

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

You could be:

You may specialise as a:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary depending on:

Starting salaries may be based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £6.40 an hour (1 April 2024).  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.

Conditions

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Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
810
0.2 %
FALL
2029
808
  United Kingdom
2024
12692
2.6 %
RISE
2029
13023

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

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Career Area

Garage Services

Career Sectors

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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