The average pay for a Painter Automotive is $16.91 per hour. A skill in color matching is associated with high pay for this job.
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$29,942 - $100,596
(Median)
$30K
$56K
$100K
MEDIAN: $55,671
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$12.17 - $24.68
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,942 - $100,596  
   
Bonus
$247.47 - $7,397  
Profit Sharing
$4,200  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$26,510 - $72,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.17 - $24.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$15.91 - $39.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$247.47 - $7,397  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,200  
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).
)
$26,510 - $72,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 550
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Painter Automotive

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Experience Affects Painter Automotive Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%


Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Painter Automotive Salaries

color matching
up arrow 16%

ICC Profiling / Color Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000

Painting
up arrow 8%

PAINTER
up arrow 9%

paint
up arrow 10%

Automotive Painter
up arrow 11%

Body work
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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