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Industrial Painter Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Industrial Painters earn an average of $16.43 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although the larger part have medical coverage and around two in five have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Industrial Painters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$20,273 - $88,769
(Median)
$20K
$41K
$89K
MEDIAN: $40,694
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90%

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$12.05 - $21.98
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$20,273 - $88,769  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
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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$26,224 - $56,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $21.98  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $30.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
   
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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$26,224 - $56,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 285

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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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Industrial Painters only report a few specific skills. Sandblasting and Painting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $33K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. Industrial Painters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. As Industrial Painters reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $44K.

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Experience Affects Industrial Painter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Industrial Painter Salaries

Sandblasting
up arrow 11%

Painting
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 30%
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