Spray Painter Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Spray Painters in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.92 per hour nationwide. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.53 per hour, and the top verges on $19.85. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Spray Painters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$27,974 - $63,253
(Median)
$28K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,962
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$10.53 - $19.85
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$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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$23,565 - $49,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.53 - $19.85  
   
Overtime
$14.89 - $27.95  
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 - $1,722  
   
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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$23,565 - $49,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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 many Spray Painters, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $28K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $34K. Spray Painters see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Spray Painters reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $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 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
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 40%
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