Painter Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Painter is $15.27 per hour.
Painter Total Pay (?
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$21,852 - $74,450
(Median)
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74K
MEDIAN: $36,928
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Painter Total Pay (?
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$10.15 - $24.98
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$21,852 - $74,450  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $2,500  
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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$21,275 - $54,976  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $24.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $0.64  
Overtime
$14.13 - $37.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $2,500  
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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$21,275 - $54,976  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,269
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Job Description for Painter

Painters work in a variety of disciplines; they may be construction painters who paint houses and buildings, for example, or they may be artists who produce works of fine art.
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Painter Tasks
  • Perform post-project clean up of the area, paint supplies and equipment.
  • Perform pre-painting preparation such as scraping, patching and sanding.
  • Paint of exterior and interior areas of properties.
  • Perform tasks involving varnishing or other surface covers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Painter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 60%
Seattle
up arrow 47%
Chicago
up arrow 28%
New York
up arrow 20%
Los Angeles
up arrow 18%
Portland
up arrow 13%
Columbus
up arrow 5%
Minneapolis
up arrow 2%
Las Vegas
up arrow 2%
Cleveland
0%
National Average
$33,000
Denver
up arrow 2%
Atlanta
up arrow 3%
Cincinnati
up arrow 6%
Tampa
up arrow 6%
Pittsburgh
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Painter Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Painter in Atlanta:
"How To Use the Spray Gun More."
You have to love painting to be a GREAT one. Some people find the tedious movement boring or don't have a steady hand so they're getting it where they shouldn't be so practice having a focus mind while working.

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Experience Affects Painter Salaries

National Average
$33,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Painter Salaries

up arrow 7%
paint
up arrow 2%
spray
up arrow 2%
spraying
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National Average
$33,000
Painting
up arrow 3%
Team Leadership
up arrow 6%
Carpentry
up arrow 6%
Drywall
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 63%
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