Sign Erectors erect and install signs, and clean signs and their sites after installation.

    You can work as a Sign Erector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in sign installation might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Loads and unloads building and construction materials, tools and equipment and transports them to the site.
    • Selects the materials that will be used.
    • Cuts the board to size and frames it.
    • Prepares the mounting posts to receive the sign.
    • Secures the sign to the mounting post.
    • Dismantles unwanted signs.

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    • $1,224 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

    Sign Erectors

    • 1,300 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 40 years Average age
    • 3% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Sign Erectors (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
    from 1,100 in 2011 to 1,300 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Sign Erectors work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Construction; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Manufacturing.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (74%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 3% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Construction47.1
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services23.0
    Manufacturing17.5
    Public Administration and Safety6.9
    Other Industries5.5

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateSign ErectorsAll Jobs Average
    NSW31.131.6
    VIC28.125.6
    QLD18.520.0
    SA7.27.0
    WA13.110.8
    TAS0.92.0
    NT0.41.0
    ACT0.61.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketSign ErectorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.3-5.05.0
    20-2410.3-9.39.3
    25-3422.4-22.922.9
    35-4424.9-22.022.0
    45-5421.9-21.621.6
    55-597.7-9.09.0
    60-645.6-6.06.0
    65 and Over4.9-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationSign ErectorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.7-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree5.0-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma5.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV41.2-21.121.1
    Year 1218.9-18.118.1
    Year 117.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below20.9-12.512.5

    You can work as a Sign Erector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in sign installation might be helpful.

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      43% Skill level

      Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      38% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Mechanical

      35% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    4. English Language

      33% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    5. Production and Processing

      32% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

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    1. Outdoors, Exposed to Weather

      99% Important

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    2. Spend Time Standing

      97% Important

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    3. Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel

      94% Important

      How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    4. Face-to-Face Discussions

      92% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    5. Contact With Others

      88% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

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