The number of Panelbeaters is about the same as 5 years ago and is expected to stay about the same over the next 5 years:
from 16,100 in 2018 to 16,100 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 8,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 1,600 a year).
- Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2017.
- Location: Panelbeaters work in most regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in the Other Services industry.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $869 per week (lower than the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Most work full-time (93.1%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%) showing part-time work may be hard to find.
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 41.5 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
- Age: The average age is 43 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
- Gender: 0.3% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
There have been shortages of Panel Beaters for a number of years. In 2016, employers in nearly all states and territories (except South Australia and regional Western Australia) found it hard to recruit Panel Beaters. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.