Aircraft Painter Salary

The average pay for an Aircraft Painter is $18.84 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$28,899 - $64,564
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$65K
MEDIAN: $44,137
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$12.02 - $25.59
(Median)
$12
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,899 - $64,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,384  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,087 - $71,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.02 - $25.59  
   
Overtime
$20.54 - $55.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,384  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,087 - $71,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Job Description for Aircraft Painter

An aircraft painter applies paint, lacquer, and epoxy to an aircraft that may be either pre-mixed or mixed by the painter. The painter should be able to use a variety of painting tools such as rollers, brushes, and spray guns. The paint is applied to the inner and outer parts of the aircraft. Prior to applying the paint, the painter may have other duties such as removing the previous paint coat from the aircraft. Also, the painter will have to sand down and smooth the aircraft to make sure that the surface will be smooth for the paint application. Then the aircraft painter needs to perform techniques in order to ensure that the paint adheres properly to the aircraft.

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Aircraft Painter Tasks

  • Prepare surfaces for painting via sanding, stripping, priming, and cleaning.
  • Paint logos, colors, and other specifications as directed.
  • Paint all major components of an airplane, from interior to exterior.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Painter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Painter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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