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.

$29,060 - $77,421
$29K
$41K
$77K
MEDIAN: $40,695
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90%

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$13.11 - $25.93
$13
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.35
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,060 - $77,421  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $4,848  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$28,523 - $65,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.11 - $25.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$18.91 - $38.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$206.08 - $4,848  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$28,523 - $65,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 528

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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 take on a higher-level position such as Painter may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Painters on average bring home $34K.

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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

National Average: $38,745

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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).

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Key Stats for Industrial Painter

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Industrial Painter Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Industrial Painter Salaries

Team Leadership
▲15%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲9%

Painting
▲1%

Industrial Painter
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Sandblasting
▼1%

Machine Operation
▼4%

Safety Compliance
▼5%

PAINTER
▼6%

paint
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 32%