Industrial Painter Salary

Men make up the majority of Industrial Painters in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $16.35 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by around two in five. For the most part, Industrial Painters enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,000 - $75,000

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$12.08 - $22.61

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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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$26,720 - $56,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $22.61  
   
Overtime
$17.53 - $30.80  
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).
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$26,720 - $56,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 331
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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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Survey takers who work as Industrial Painters typically report just a few professional 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $37K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Industrial Painters make a median salary of $40K. 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 $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 11%

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
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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