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Spray Painter Salary

A sizeable majority of Spray Painters in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $14.97 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by roughly two in five. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$28,000 - $62,400
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MEDIAN: $46,969
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$10.45 - $19.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,000 - $62,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,711  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $2,000  
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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$23,519 - $50,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.45 - $19.63  
   
Overtime
$14.84 - $27.58  
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 - $1,711  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $2,000  
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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$23,519 - $50,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $29K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $35K. Spray Painters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $34K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $38K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Experience Affects Spray Painter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 41%