House Painter Salary

Median pay for House Painters in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.96 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Less than one-tenth have medical and dental plans, and less than five percent have vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,981 - $62,400
$24K
$34K
$62K
MEDIAN: $34,435
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50%
90%

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$10.40 - $25.35
$10
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$25
MEDIAN: $15.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,981 - $62,400  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
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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$22,633 - $53,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $25.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$14.72 - $32.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,965  
   
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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$22,633 - $53,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 317

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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 who go on to become Painters may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Painter, an upper-level role, pays $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 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
13%
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

PAINTER
▼6%

Painting
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 93%
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