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 $16.52 per hour. While some workers in this profession — a little less than one-half — do not have any health coverage, close to one-half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Most Spray Painters report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
|Salary||$23,489 - $85,788|
|Total Pay (||$24,707 - $60,118|
|Hourly Rate||$11.72 - $24.74|
|Overtime||$15.22 - $33.17|
|Total Pay (||$24,707 - $60,118|
Job Description for Spray Painter
coatings to the exterior body sections of cars and trucks. Spray painters may also work as a part of a dedicated paint crew in construction, typically providing exterior paintings and coatings for houses and commercial buildings.Read More...
In a manufacturing setting, a spray painter typically works with heavy pneumatic equipment that provides an even, steady coating of paint. The painter typically ensures that any reservoirs within the paint system are full and that colors and coatings are properly matched to the upcoming line run. He or she then carefully applies paint, using a spray mechanism in an even manner over all required areas of each part. Most of the paints used are of a quick-drying variety, and the painter must work with some skill and accuracy to ensure that an even, attractive coating is applied.
Spray painters typically do not need extensive education to be hired. However, manufacturers will typically give employment preference to those with prior work experience, so vocational training may help in job placement. Construction spray painters may be asked to apprentice when they start their careers. Manufacturing spray painters are typically subject to shiftwork in plants that can require days, evenings, and overnights. Construction painters typically work daytime hours.
Spray Painter Tasks
- Use formulas and automated paint mixing equipment to generate appropriate paint mixtures.
- Adjust machine valves to regulate temperature, speed and circulation.
- Operate additional machinery that adds anti-rust property to paints, glaze, or silver and copper solutions.
- Weigh or measure all chemicals, coatings, or paints before use.
- Determine paint flow, viscosity, and coating quality using viscometers and visual inspections.
Pay by Experience Level for Spray Painter
Pay by Experience for a Spray Painter has a positive trend. An entry-level Spray Painter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Spray Painter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Spray Painter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 67 salaries. A Spray Painter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 53 salaries.
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