House Painter Salary

Male House Painters number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.02 per hour in the United States. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Fewer than one in ten receive medical and dental insurance and less than five percent get vision plans. For the most part, House Painters enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,392 - $63,023
$24K
$33K
$63K
MEDIAN: $33,195
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50%
90%

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$10.69 - $25.42
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,392 - $63,023  
   
Bonus
$1,350  
Total Pay (?
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$22,872 - $53,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.69 - $25.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$14.83 - $33.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,350  
   
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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$22,872 - $53,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 334

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Job Description for House Painter

Part of the process of preparing a residential or commercial structure for occupancy is painting walls and other surfaces that require paint. Some home and business owners perform this job themselves, but it can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, especially when the property is large. That is why many individuals and businesses hire house painters to perform painting for them. The primary job of the house painter is to apply paint to the interiors and exteriors of the building in consultation with the building owners. There are several processes involved in executing a project, including selecting the right paints, preparing surfaces by cleaning them, making small repairs and applying touch-ups to blemished areas, and performing other tasks necessary to ensure that the final result is satisfactory to the client. House painters may work for a contractor or they may be self-employed agents.

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House Painter Tasks

  • Clean up and store paint and painting tools and equipment in appropriate areas.
  • Mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.
  • Cover surfaces with drop cloths or masking tape and paper for protection during painting and post appropriate paint signs.
  • Remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting.
  • Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns.

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House Painters' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Painter. Median pay for Painters is $34K.

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Pay by Experience Level for House Painter

Pay by Experience for a House Painter has a positive trend. An entry-level House Painter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 97 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A House Painter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced House Painter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 136 salaries. A House Painter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 124 salaries.

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Key Stats for House Painter

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects House Painter Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect House Painter Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Painting
▼7%

PAINTER
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 92%
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