Spray Painter Salary

Men account for the majority of Spray Painters in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $14.90 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.50 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.79 on the higher side. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Spray Painters. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,974 - $63,253

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$10.50 - $19.79

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,974 - $63,253  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,728  
Profit Sharing
$397.77 - $2,035  
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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$23,534 - $49,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $19.79  
   
Overtime
$14.88 - $28.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,728  
   
Profit Sharing
$397.77 - $2,035  
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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$23,534 - $49,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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Job Description for Spray Painter

Spray painters work in a variety of industries, from automotive detailing to manufacturing to building surface painting. They do not require a high level of training, but they must be attentive to detail and skilled with their work.

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Spray Painter Tasks

  • Weigh or measure all chemicals, coatings, or paints before use.
  • Determine paint flow, viscosity, and coating quality using viscometers and visual inspections.
  • Operate additional machinery that adds anti-rust property to paints, glaze, or silver and copper solutions.
  • Use formulas and automated paint mixing equipment to generate appropriate paint mixtures.
  • Adjust machine valves to regulate temperature, speed and circulation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Spray Painter

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


For Spray Painters, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $28K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $34K. For Spray Painters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Spray Painters with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $37K.

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Experience Affects Spray Painter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 38%
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