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Painter Salary (United States)

Most Painters in the United States are men. Tutors earn an average of $15.26 per hour,. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Painters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Painter Salary (?
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$22,210 - $74,206
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,934
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Painter Salary (?
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$10.18 - $24.97
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$22,210 - $74,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
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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$21,349 - $55,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $24.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $0.64  
Overtime
$14.41 - $36.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
   
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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$21,349 - $55,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,259
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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.

Common Career Paths for Painter

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Painters who advance into the role of a Painter or Paperhanger are fairly uncommon. Painters and Paperhangers $40K per year. A more likely transition for Painters is Construction Painter or House Painter.

Painter, Construction and Maintenance Job Listings

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Survey results suggest that Painters put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in PAINTER, paint, spray, and spraying are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Drywall, Team Leadership, and Carpentry.

Pay by Experience Level for Painter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Painters — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $29K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $32K. For Painters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $41K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end. The majority of Painters have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Columbus
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Minneapolis
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San Diego
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Las Vegas
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Portland
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National Average
$33,000
Cincinnati
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Denver
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Cleveland
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Atlanta
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Pittsburgh
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Home to some of the best pay for Painters, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 49 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles, where Painters annually earn 32 percent, 25 percent, 24 percent, and 23 percent more than the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Pittsburgh, 7 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (6 percent less) and Cleveland (3 percent less).

Painter Reviews

What is it like working as a Painter?
Painter in Tulsa:
"Painting."
Pros: I enjoy the guys I work with and Fridays at 5 because I have 2 days off.
Cons: The ladies in the office try to push me past my limits with the amount of work they give me every day.

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Experience Affects Painter Salaries

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

Skills That Affect Painter Salaries

PAINTER
up arrow 7%
paint
up arrow 4%
spray
up arrow 3%
spraying
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National Average
$33,000
Painting
up arrow 4%
Team Leadership
up arrow 6%
Carpentry
up arrow 6%
Drywall
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
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: 64%