The average wage for a Painting, Coating, or Decorating Worker is $17.30 per hour.

$36,000 - $65,000
(Median)
$
$50K
$
MEDIAN: $49,910
50%

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$12.23 - $34.88
(Median)
$12
$17
$35
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$49,910  
   
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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$25,330 - $73,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $34.88  
   
Overtime
$22.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$25,330 - $73,288  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Painting, Coating, or Decorating Worker

A painting, coating or decorating worker executes the paint and design work conceived by architects, decorators and designers. This work is typically part of original residential or commercial construction, but these workers are also used as part of remodeling and renovation projects. They perform interior and exterior painting, install wallpaper, and apply stains and protective coating to wooden floors, door and other surfaces. Often, painting, coating or decorating workers are brought in relatively late to construction projects, as airborne debris such as sawdust can negatively impact paints, stains and coatings. In most situations, a designer and foreman have chosen all paint and other materials to be used, and the worker executes designated tasks. In some situations, the construction or painting foreman may need to be advised of challenges such as surface anomalies or atmospheric conditions affecting the application of paint and other decorative effects.

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Painting, Coating, or Decorating Worker Tasks

  • Clean and put away tools and equipment, such as brushes or solvents.
  • Clean workpiece surfaces to prepare for coating using sandpaper, steam, cloth, or other tools.
  • Apply coats to workpiece surfaces using spray guns or brushes.
  • Wipe down coated work pieces to remove excess material or facilitate setting.

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Pay by Experience Level for Painting, Coating, or Decorating Worker

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

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Experience Affects Painting, Coating, or Decorating Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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