Industrial Painter Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Industrial Painters in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $16.33 per hour nationwide. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Industrial Painters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — roughly one in three — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and approximately two in five have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$25,000 - $75,000
(Median)
$25K
$42K
$75K
MEDIAN: $42,500
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50%
90%

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$12.07 - $22.53
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,000 - $75,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,130  
Profit Sharing
$497.21 - $1,850  
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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$26,667 - $56,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.07 - $22.53  
   
Overtime
$17.61 - $30.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,130  
   
Profit Sharing
$497.21 - $1,850  
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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$26,667 - $56,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 327
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Job Description for Industrial Painter

Industrial painter are responsible for applying paint, varnishes, and similar coatings to materials such as metals, woods, and plastics. They use various techniques to apply paint, including sprays, rollers, and brushes. Industrial painters are generally employed in the construction and manufacturing industries; many of these painters have a specific industry in which they work, such as automotive painting, house painting, painting the interiors and exteriors of buildings, painting the framework of bridges, and painting machinery of all different types and sizes. In addition to the painting itself, many (if not most) industrial painters are also responsible for cleaning and preparing the surface to be painted, removing previous finishes (including by sandblasting), and cleaning up of the area after each step of preparation and painting itself is done.

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Common Career Paths for Industrial Painter


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Although many Industrial Painters transition into Painter roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $33K.

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Industrial Painters only report a few specific skills. Painting and Sandblasting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Industrial Painter

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


For Industrial Painters, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. Industrial Painters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $43K.

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Experience Affects Industrial Painter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Industrial Painter Salaries

Sandblasting
up arrow 9%

Painting
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 32%
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