Painter Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Painter is $15.27 per hour.
Painter Total Pay (?
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$22,071 - $75,627
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,934
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Painter Total Pay (?
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$10.16 - $24.98
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$22,071 - $75,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
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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$21,310 - $55,582  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,345
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $24.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $0.64  
Overtime
$14.33 - $36.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
   
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).
)
$21,310 - $55,582  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,345
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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

Seattle
up arrow 46%
Chicago
up arrow 32%
Philadelphia
up arrow 25%
New York
up arrow 23%
Los Angeles
up arrow 23%
Portland
up arrow 13%
Columbus
up arrow 7%
Minneapolis
up arrow 3%
San Diego
up arrow 3%
Las Vegas
0%
Cleveland
0%
National Average
$33,000
Denver
up arrow 1%
Cincinnati
up arrow 3%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 7%
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Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Painter Salaries

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

Skills That Affect Painter Salaries

PAINTER
up arrow 8%
paint
up arrow 4%
spray
up arrow 3%
spraying
up arrow 2%
National Average
$33,000
Painting
up arrow 5%
Team Leadership
up arrow 6%
Carpentry
up arrow 6%
Drywall
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 64%
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