Industrial Painter Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Industrial Painters in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $16.30 per hour nationwide. The majority of Industrial Painters claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,134 - $89,396
(Median)
$20K
$42K
$89K
MEDIAN: $42,500
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50%
90%

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$11.98 - $21.78
(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
$20,134 - $89,396  
   
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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$25,945 - $56,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $21.78  
   
Overtime
$17.39 - $30.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$25,945 - $56,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 260

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Sandblasting and Painting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 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. 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 bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Industrial Painters who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $45K.

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Experience Affects Industrial Painter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Industrial Painter Salaries

Sandblasting
up arrow 17%

Painting
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 30%