Painter Salary

The average rate for a Painter is $15.73 per hour.
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$22,908 - $69,988
$23K
$40K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,380
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50%
90%

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$10.66 - $25.38
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.73
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$22,908 - $69,988  
   
Bonus
$95.84 - $3,117  
Profit Sharing
$9.79 - $2,043  
Commission
$30,500  
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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$22,756 - $58,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 312
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.66 - $25.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.79  
Overtime
$15.43 - $36.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$95.84 - $3,117  
   
Commission
$30,500  
Profit Sharing
$9.79 - $2,043  
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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$22,756 - $58,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,079

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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.

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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

National Average: $34,495

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Painter Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Painter

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 299 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Painter Salaries

▲21%

▲11%

National Average
$34,000

▼1%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Painter Salaries

sprayer
▲8%


supervisor
▲5%

▲3%

▲2%

Carpentry
▲2%

attention to detail
▲1%

DRYWALL REPAIR
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

▼3%

▼3%

▼7%

Residential
▼7%

▼8%

▼8%

Ladder Logic
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 299 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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