Spray Painter Salary

Men make up the majority of Spray Painters in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $14.93 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.51 per hour to $19.87. The majority of Spray Painters claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — about two in five — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,974 - $63,253
(Median)
$28K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,962
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50%
90%

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$10.51 - $19.87
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,974 - $63,253  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,722  
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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$23,687 - $50,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.51 - $19.87  
   
Overtime
$15.03 - $28.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,722  
   
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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$23,687 - $50,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $28K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $34K. Spray Painters see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $37K.

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Experience Affects Spray Painter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

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
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 39%
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