Industrial Painter Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Industrial Painters earn an average of $16.49 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,700 - $77,566
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$78K
MEDIAN: $40,963
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$12.19 - $23.63
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,700 - $77,566  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,084  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$26,822 - $58,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $23.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$17.67 - $32.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,084  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$26,822 - $58,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 464
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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 often transition into a Painter position. Painters report a slightly lower median income of $33K.

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Survey results suggest that Industrial Painters put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Painting, Sandblasting, and paint are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Safety Compliance and PAINTER.

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 of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $33K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $38K. Industrial Painters bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $42K.

Industrial Painter Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Industrial Painter in Seward:
"Shipyard Industrial Painter.."
Hard work, those who do not have ambition do not last long. Skilled profession.

Industrial Painter in Milwaukee:
"Is Industrial Painter for me?"
Do not make waves and find the quietest, long-term associate. Watch him/her like a hawk. Imitate their skills and learn them thoroughly, then try your own way. Always think about the success of fellow painters, and how to advance them in their work. Don't leave a mess behind you when you leave.

Industrial Painter in Florida:
Get paid what you are worth. There are a lot of hazards associated with the Industrial painting field.

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Experience Affects Industrial Painter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Industrial Painter Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 19%

Painting
up arrow 8%

Sandblasting
up arrow 6%

paint
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

PAINTER
up arrow 11%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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