The number of Panelbeaters grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to stay fairly stable over the next 5 years:
from 17,600 in 2017 to 17,600 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 9,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
- 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.