Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9536  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Industrial painters and coaters operate and tend machines or use brushes and spray equipment to apply paint, enamel, lacquer or other non-metallic protective and decorative coatings to surfaces of various products. Metal finishing process operators operate machines or equipment to deposit metallized substances on workpieces and surfaces to provide decorative, protective and restorative coatings. These workers are employed by manufacturing companies and custom refinishing, coating and plating shops.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Airbrush Painter
  • Aircraft Painter
  • Anodizer
  • Assembly Line Painter
  • Assembly Painter
  • Automatic Paint-sprayer Operator
  • Automobile Assembly Line Painter
  • Automobile Assembly Painter
  • Automobile Dipper-painter
  • Automobile Painter - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Aviation Painter
  • Bathtub Refinisher
  • Bathtub Varnisher
  • Bench Lacquer Sprayer
  • Bench Spray Painter
  • Block Sander And Glazier
  • Boiler Painter
  • Bronze Plater
  • Brush Stainer - Production
  • Cadmium Galvanizer
  • Car Painter - Manufacturing
  • Ceramic And Enamel Refinisher
  • Ceramic Enameler
  • Ceramic Painter
  • Ceramic Spray Painter
  • Ceramic Sprayer
  • Chromium Plater
  • Coating Equipment Operator
  • Coating Equipment Operator - Metal Plating
  • Coating Machine Operator - Industrial Painting And Coating
  • Coating Machine Tender - Product Manufacturing
  • Coating Oven Tender - Manufacturing
  • Coating Tank Dipper
  • Continuous Galvanizing Line Operator
  • Copper Coater - Metal Plating
  • Copper Plater
  • Corrosion Resistant Metal Sprayer
  • Crester
  • Cylinder Painter - Industrial
  • Cylinder Plater-grinder - Metal Processing
  • Decal Applier
  • Dip Tank Attendant
  • Dipper And Coater - Metal Plating
  • Dipper, Coil Springs
  • Dipper-baker
  • Dipping Tank Operator
  • Dipping Tank Tender
  • Drum Painter
  • Electroformer
  • Electrogalvanizer
  • Electrogalvanizing Machine Operator
  • Electroless Plater
  • Electrolytic Tank Tender
  • Electroplasty Equipment Operator
  • Electroplater
  • Electroplater Operator
  • Electrostatic Machine Painter
  • Electrostatic Painter
  • Electrostatic Painting Line Tender
  • Electrostatic Painting Machine Operator
  • Electrostatic Painting Machine Set-up Operator
  • Elpo Tank Attendant
  • Enamel Baker - Manufacturing
  • Enamel Dipper
  • Enamel Painter
  • Enameller
  • Enameller - Industrial Painting And Coating
  • Enameller - Ship And Boat Building
  • Enameller, Electrical Equipment
  • Enamelling Machine Tender
  • Engine And Generator Support Painter
  • Filament Coater
  • Final Colour Production Painter
  • Finished Enamel Sprayman/woman
  • Finished Vehicle Paint Repairman/woman
  • Finishing Roller Industrial Painter
  • Firearm Burnisher - Metal Plating
  • Firearm Finisher - Metal Plating
  • Galvanizer
  • Galvanizing Machine Operator
  • Hand Touch-up Painter - Production
  • Hardboard Spray-coating Machine Tender
  • Hot-dip Coater - Metal Plating
  • Hot-dip Galvanizer - Metal Plating
  • Industrial Coater
  • Industrial Paint Baker
  • Industrial Paint Dipper
  • Industrial Paint Finisher
  • Industrial Paint Mixer
  • Industrial Paint Sprayer Operator
  • Industrial Painter
  • Industrial Products Painter
  • Industrial Spray Painter
  • Lacquer-sprayer
  • Large Surface Spray Painter
  • Lead Coater
  • Lead Hand, Industrial Painters
  • Leather Goods Spray Painter
  • Leather Goods Sprayer
  • Locomotive Painter
  • Machine Enameller
  • Machine Operator - Plating And Metal Spraying
  • Manufacturing Painter
  • Metal Bluer
  • Metal Coater
  • Metal Coater Operator
  • Metal Coating-equipment Operator
  • Metal Dipper
  • Metal Electroplater
  • Metal Electroplating Inspector
  • Metal Plater-polisher
  • Metal Plating-equipment Operator
  • Metal Product Spray Painter
  • Metal Spray Operator
  • Metal Sprayer
  • Metal-dipping Equipment Operator
  • Metal-leaf Gilder
  • Metallizer
  • Motor And Generator Subassemblies Painter
  • Motor Vehicle Painter - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Nickel Plater
  • Oven Tender - Painting And Coating
  • Paint And Mix Production And Control Operator
  • Paint And Varnish Dipper Operator
  • Paint Baking Oven Tender
  • Paint Control Operator
  • Paint Dipper - Flow Coating
  • Paint Machine Operator
  • Paint Production Operator
  • Paint Room Attendant
  • Paint Spray Inspector
  • Paint Systems Attendant
  • Painter - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Painter And Letterer, Railway Cars
  • Painting Machine Attendant
  • Painting Machine Operator
  • Painting Machine Tender
  • Paint-sprayer Operator
  • Particleboard Spraying Machine Tender
  • Pencil-coating Machine Tender
  • Pencil-tip-banding Machine Tender
  • Pipe Coater-painter
  • Pipe Spray Painter
  • Plating Tank Operator
  • Prep Line Attendant - Bulk Galvanizing
  • Primer Sprayer
  • Print Applier - Production
  • Product Lacquer-sprayer
  • Product Painter
  • Product Spray Painter
  • Product Stainer
  • Product Surface Preparer And Prefinisher
  • Production Brush Painter
  • Production Coating Machine Operator
  • Production Electroplater
  • Production Painter
  • Production Painter-finisher
  • Production Touch-up Painter
  • Railway Car Letterer
  • Railway Car Stenciller
  • Railway Car Varnisher
  • Robotic Paint Sprayer Attendant
  • Robotic Spray Paint System Attendant
  • Rough Benchwork Spray Painter
  • Rough Spray Painter - Manufacturing
  • Rustproof Coater - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Rustproof Sprayer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Rustproofer, Motor Vehicle
  • Shellacker
  • Sherardizer
  • Shipyard Painter
  • Sign Letterer
  • Sign Panel Primer
  • Sign Spray Painter
  • Silver Plater
  • Silver Spray Operator
  • Smoking-pipe Stainer
  • Spray Paint Machine Operator
  • Spray Paint Machine Tender
  • Spray Paint Operator
  • Spray Painter
  • Spray Painter - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Spray Painter - Production
  • Spray Stainer - Production
  • Stove Refinisher
  • Stove Varnisher
  • Temperer - Plating And Metal Spraying
  • Thermospray Operator
  • Tin Can Dipping Enameller
  • Tin Plater
  • Tinned Sheet Coating Machine Operator
  • Tinware Dipper And Enameller
  • Tinware Dipping Enameller
  • Tumbling Barrel Painter
  • Tumbling Barrel Tender
  • Undercoater - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Vacuum-metallizer Tender
  • Vehicle Cleaner-coater
  • Wire Coater
  • Wire Tinner
  • Wire-coating Equipment Operator
  • Wire-paint-coating Machine Tender
  • Zinc Galvanizer
  • Assembly Line Painter
  • Automatic Paint-sprayer Operator
  • Automobile Painter - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Aviation Painter
  • Ceramic And Enamel Refinisher
  • Coating Machine Operator - Industrial Painting And Coating
  • Electrogalvanizing Machine Operator
  • Enameller - Ship And Boat Building
  • Hot-dip Galvanizer - Metal Plating
  • Industrial Products Painter
  • Metal Coater Operator
  • Metal Electroplater
  • Production Painter-finisher
  • Spray Paint Operator
  • Powder Coater

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $31,668
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $43,331
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $44,049
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $46,904
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $37,119
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $43,216
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators.

Gender Median Income
Male $43,216
Female $44,170
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (32 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators.

$33,832.00
Lowest Observed
$78,000.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$45,785.38
Average
$48,750.00
Median
$48,750.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 115
25 to 34 years 145
35 to 44 years 160
45 to 54 years 330
55 to 64 years 290
65 to 74 years 45
75 years and over 0
Total 1,095
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 430
Part Time 685
Total 1,110
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 935
Female 160
Total 1,095
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 1,010
Self Employed 85
Total 1,095
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 1,050
Unemployed 45
Total 1,095
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 275
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 490
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 100
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 100
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 15
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 140
Total 1,110
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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