The average rate for a Painter is $15.27 per hour.
Painter Total Pay (?
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$19,852 - $76,114
(Median)
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51K
76K
MEDIAN: $36,907
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Painter Total Pay (?
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$10.15 - $24.88
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$19,852 - $76,114  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,748  
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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$21,230 - $54,142  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $24.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $0.90  
Overtime
$13.53 - $37.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,748  
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).
)
$21,230 - $54,142  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,120
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Painter
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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Portland
up arrow 28%
Philadelphia
up arrow 25%
New York
up arrow 8%
Columbus
up arrow 7%
Minneapolis
up arrow 3%
Cleveland
0%
National Average
$33,000
Atlanta
up arrow 4%
Tampa
up arrow 6%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 8%
Cincinnati
up arrow 12%
Tucson
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Orlando
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Las Vegas
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Experience Affects Painter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
National Average
$33,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Painter Salaries

up arrow 8%
paint
up arrow 5%
spray
up arrow 3%
spraying
up arrow 2%
National Average
$33,000
Painting
up arrow 5%
Team Leadership
up arrow 6%
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 64%
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