Industrial Painter Salary
Men represent the vast majority of Industrial Painters in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.35 per hour nationwide. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While some workers in this profession — one-third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and approximately half have dental insurance. For the most part, Industrial Painters enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
|Salary||$29,060 - $77,421|
|Bonus||$206.08 - $4,848|
|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).)
|$28,523 - $65,095|
|Hourly Rate||$13.11 - $25.93|
|Overtime||$18.91 - $38.61|
|Bonus||$206.08 - $4,848|
|Total Pay (||$28,523 - $65,095|
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.Read More...
Industrial painters' work environments vary; for example, auto body painters working in a shop, many individuals paint interiors and exteriors of homes and buildings, and some industrial painters work in a factory setting. Outdoor work may be required as well. This position often requires standing for long periods of time, climbing ladders, carrying heavy materials, and making repetitive motions while painting. Industrial painters must be able to understand and adhere to industry safety standards.
A high school diploma or equivalent is generally required for this position, although further education in a trade school or college may be preferred. Additionally, previous experience with operating industrial equipment and/or work in the construction industry is usually beneficial. On-the-job-training is often given for those starting at the lowest levels, with apprenticeships sometimes available. Industrial painters may advance to supervisory positions with greater responsibilities.
Pay by Experience Level for Industrial Painter
Pay by Experience for an Industrial Painter has a positive trend. An entry-level Industrial Painter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 224 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Industrial Painter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Industrial Painter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 181 salaries. An Industrial Painter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 120 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 52 percent, Industrial Painters in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Industrial Painters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+18 percent), Denver (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Green Bay (+7 percent). In Cincinnati, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Orlando and Oklahoma City (6 percent lower).
Related Job Salaries
Key Stats for Industrial Painter
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.