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House Painter Salary

A House Painter earns an average wage of $15.81 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
$19,751 - $53,107
(Median)
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35K
42K
53K
MEDIAN: $35,091
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$10.16 - $29.03
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,751 - $53,107  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$21,226 - $60,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $29.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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).
)
$21,226 - $60,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 324
United States (change)

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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for House Painter

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

Experience Affects House Painter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 7% dental benefits Dental: 4%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 92%