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 $17.39 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Industrial Painters is high. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$28,981 - $100,671
$29K
$45K
$100K
MEDIAN: $45,495
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$13.09 - $26.30
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MEDIAN: $17.39
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$0$100K
Salary $28,981 - $100,671
Bonus $206.08 - $11,635
Profit Sharing $1,750
Total Pay (?
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$28,479 - $66,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.09 - $26.30
Hourly Tips $5.00
Overtime $19.09 - $39.44
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $206.08 - $11,635
Profit Sharing $1,750
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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$28,479 - $66,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 560

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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 Painter Tasks

  • Paint and apply finishing coats to in accordance to blueprints and/or customer specifications.
  • Set-up and maintain work areas and operate painting equipment in accordance to safety procedures.
  • Record and report working hours and material usage.
  • Maintain clean work areas, tool repair, and equipment inventory.
  • Inspect paint jobs and materials, adjusting colors and fixing defects.

Common Career Paths for Industrial Painter


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Many Industrial Painters transition into upper-level roles like Painter. However, Painters do report a slightly lower median income of $34K per year.

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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: $39,049

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Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Industrial Painters, 51 percent above the national average. Industrial Painters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+17 percent), Denver (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Green Bay (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Cincinnati is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Oklahoma City (7 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 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Industrial Painter Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Industrial Painter Salaries

Team Leadership
▲14%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲8%

Painting
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Sandblasting
▼1%

Industrial Painter
▼1%

Machine Operation
▼5%

Safety Compliance
▼6%

PAINTER
▼6%

paint
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 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
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 31%
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