Painter Salary

The average rate for a Painter is $15.79 per hour.
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$23,507 - $68,349
$24K
$41K
$68K
MEDIAN: $41,165
10%
50%
90%

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$11.08 - $25.50
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.18
10%
50%
90%

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$0$68K
Salary $23,507 - $68,349
Bonus $97.59 - $4,250
Profit Sharing $9.70 - $10,304
Commission $1,024
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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$23,614 - $58,826
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 323
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.08 - $25.50
Hourly Tips $0.03 - $8.05
Overtime $15.33 - $37.00
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $97.59 - $4,250
Commission $1,024
Profit Sharing $9.70 - $10,304
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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$23,614 - $58,826
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,243

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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

  • Paint of exterior and interior areas of properties.
  • Perform tasks involving varnishing or other surface covers.
  • Perform post-project clean up of the area, paint supplies and equipment.
  • Perform pre-painting preparation such as scraping, patching and sanding.

Common Career Paths for Painter


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Pay by Experience Level for Painter

Pay by Experience for a Painter has a positive trend. An entry-level Painter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 1,249 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Painter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 898 salaries. An experienced Painter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 1,202 salaries. A Painter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 831 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,734

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Painter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Painter?

Painter in Charlotte:
"Work hard."
Pros: It's easy.
Cons: Some times no work.

Painter in Philadelphia:
"Hard on the joints lot of physical activity."
Pros: The crew I work with.
Cons: Not getting paid what my Co workers makes an doing the same job.

Painter in Tacoma:
"Get shit painted."
Pros: Believe my bosses care about me.
Cons: Not getting paid as much as I should.

Painter in Elgin:
"A new learning experience."
Pros: Steady paycheck.
Cons: Unrealistic expectations, unrealistic deadlines.

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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Key Stats for Painter

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 392 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Painter Salaries

▲17%

▲8%

National Average
$36,000

▼5%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Painter Salaries


▲3%

supervisor
▲2%

National Average
$36,000

▼2%

Safety Compliance
▼3%

▼5%

▼5%

DRYWALL REPAIR
▼5%

▼7%

▼10%

Residential
▼10%

▼11%

▼12%

Carpentry
▼13%

Ladder Logic
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 392 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 64%
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