Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
SOC: 47-3014.00

Description:

Help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
11,900 employed

Projected (2024):
13,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Billboard Poster Helper
  • Bridge Painter Helper
  • Dry Plasterer Helper
  • Epoxy Coatings Installer
  • Exterior Insulation and Finish System Applicator (EIFS Applicator)
  • Exterior Insulation and Finish System Installer (EIFS Installer)
  • Exterior Insulation and Finish System Plasterer (EIFS Plasterer)
  • Exterior Insulation and Finish System Stucco Installer (EIFS Stucco Installer)
  • Exterior Insulation and Finish System Worker (EIFS Worker)
  • Exterior Work Helper
  • Highway Painter Helper
  • House Painter Helper
  • Hydroblaster
  • Laborer
  • Ornamental Plasterer Helper
  • Painter
  • Painter Assistant
  • Painter Helper
  • Paperhanger Assistant
  • Plaster Helper
  • Plaster Tender
  • Plasterer
  • Plasterer Tender
  • Power Washer
  • Pressure Washer
  • Scaffold Setter
  • Scaffolding Helper
  • Ship Painter Helper
  • Shipyard Helper
  • Shipyard Painter Helper
  • Smooth Stucco Resurfacer
  • Stucco Laborer
  • Swimming Pool Plasterer Helper
  • Wallboard Worker
  • Wallpaper Hanger
  • Wallpaper Hanger Helper
  • Wallpaperer Helper


  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.

    Education:

    Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Equipment Selection
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Clean work areas and equipment.
  • Perform support duties to assist painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or masons.
  • Apply protective coverings, such as masking tape, to articles or areas that could be damaged or stained by work processes.
  • Erect scaffolding.
  • Fill cracks or breaks in surfaces of plaster articles or areas with putty or epoxy compounds.
  • Supply or hold tools and materials.
  • Smooth surfaces of articles to be painted, using sanding and buffing tools and equipment.
  • Mix plaster, and carry plaster to plasterers.
  • Place articles to be stripped into stripping tanks.
  • Remove articles such as cabinets, metal furniture, and paint containers from stripping tanks after prescribed periods of time.
  • Pour specified amounts of chemical solutions into stripping tanks.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Airless paint guns
  • Application spatulas
  • Bosun chairs
  • Caulking guns
  • Chalk lines
  • Claw hammers
  • Darbies
  • Drywall stilts
  • Floats
  • Hand shears
  • Heat guns
  • Humidity indicators
  • Ladders
  • Locking pliers
  • Measuring tapes
  • Moisture meters
  • Nail punches
  • Notebook computers
  • Nut drivers
  • Paint application brushes
  • Paint application rollers
  • Paint spray guns
  • Paint stirrers
  • Paint strainers
  • Personal computers
  • Piston pumps
  • Plaster mixers
  • Plaster spraying machines
  • Plastering trowels
  • Plumb bobs
  • Power buffers
  • Power sanders
  • Power saws
  • Pressure rollers
  • Protective masks
  • Putty knives
  • Razor knives
  • Respirators
  • Safety glasses
  • Sandblasters
  • Scaffolding
  • Screeds
  • Seam rollers
  • Self-contained protective suits
  • Single-cut mill saw files
  • Spirit levels
  • Squeegees
  • Steam cleaning equipment
  • Straightedges
  • Swing stages
  • Utility knives
  • Wire brushes
  • A-Systems JobView
  • Construction Software Center EasyEst
  • Contractor City Contractor
  • Cost estimating software
  • Evergreen Technology Eagle Bid Estimating
  • Microsoft Excel
  • On Center Quick Bid
  • Sage Construction Anywhere
  • Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal
  • Word processing software


  • construction and extraction


    industry stats

    SOC: 47-0000

    Total Employed: 5,477,820

    Average Annual Salary: $47,580