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Taper and Finisher

Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.

Training at a Glance

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Time to Complete

~3
Years4

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On the Job Time

4280
Hours

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Related Instruction Time

400
Hours

Additional Training

80 hours additional schooling including First Aid and OSHA safety certifications, Transition to Trainer.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin

+1.44%

Experienced Level Salary**

$58,114

* Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information, WisConomy.com.

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.