The average wage for an Aircraft Painter is $20.66 per hour.

$37,814 - $87,586
(Median)
$38K
$48K
$88K
MEDIAN: $48,106
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$13.70 - $28.63
(Median)
$14
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$37,814 - $87,586  
   
Bonus
$2,397  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
Total Pay (?
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$31,110 - $71,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $28.63  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $58.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,397  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$31,110 - $71,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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 31%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

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
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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