Industrial Painter Salary

Men account for the majority of Industrial Painters in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $16.38 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and roughly two-fifths have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,000 - $75,000
(Median)
$25K
$42K
$75K
MEDIAN: $42,500
10%
50%
90%

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$12.07 - $22.51
(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 - $2,146  
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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$26,680 - $56,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.07 - $22.51  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $30.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,146  
   
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).
)
$26,680 - $56,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 328
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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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Many Industrial Painters move into Painter roles. Painters seem to make a little less than Industrial Painters as their salaries average out to $33K a year.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Industrial Painters who took the survey. 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Industrial Painter generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $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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