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Spray Painter Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Spray Painters in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.94 per hour nationwide. Earnings generally vary between $10.57 per hour and $19.74. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and around two in five receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,128 - $63,728
(Median)
$29K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,978
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$10.57 - $19.74
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,128 - $63,728  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,694  
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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$23,761 - $49,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $19.74  
   
Overtime
$14.97 - $27.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,694  
   
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).
)
$23,761 - $49,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $34K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $37K.

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Experience Affects Spray Painter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

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: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 38%
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