Men make up the majority of Spray Painters in the United States, bringing in about $16.32 per hour. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by slightly more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately two in five. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$19,609 - $71,505
(Median)
$20K
$38K
$72K
MEDIAN: $38,500
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90%

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$11.39 - $23.14
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$19,609 - $71,505  
   
Bonus
$300.00  
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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$24,214 - $58,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $23.14  
   
Overtime
$15.18 - $33.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$300.00  
   
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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$24,214 - $58,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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.

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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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Spray Painters make a median salary of $38K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $40K.

Spray Painter Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Spray Painter in nashville tennessee:
First thing you find out what scale paid on that job see superintendent do your orientation then you better be ready to run with the sprayer all day long have fun take safety measures check all equipment make sure its running right.

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Experience Affects Spray Painter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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