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Painter Automotive Salary

Male Painter Automotives number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.07 per hour in the United States. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a third collect dental insurance. Though the majority of Painter Automotives do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$28,381 - $88,142
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MEDIAN: $50,098
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$10.97 - $23.20
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$28,381 - $88,142  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,006  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,260  
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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$24,281 - $68,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $23.20  
   
Overtime
$14.89 - $34.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,006  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,260  
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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$24,281 - $68,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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Job Description for Painter Automotive

An automotive painter is responsible for painting vehicle surfaces with spray paint equipment, power tools, and other relevant equipment. They also prepare the vehicle for painting, such as through sanding. Automotive painters are required to efficiently finish paint jobs on all types of vehicles using all paint types. They also need to be able to mix paint colors to get the customer's desired color for each order. Additionally, automotive painters are responsible for cleaning and maintaining the paint gun and other work equipment.

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Painter Automotive Tasks

  • Remove old paint via a liquid paint remover, scraper, or other techniques.
  • Remove dirt or grease from vehicle surfaces and prepare the vehicle for painting.
  • Use primer, lacquer, resin, or other materials to paint surfaces of automotive units.

Common Career Paths for Painter Automotive


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Painter Automotives may not always see an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Transportation Equipment Painter offer money in line with Painter Automotives. Painter Automotives most frequently advance into Automobile Body Refinisher and Spray Painter roles even though the median salaries are $3K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Painter Automotive

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Painter Automotives do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $29K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $37K. Painter Automotives with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $43K.

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Experience Affects Painter Automotive Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 47%