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Average Painter Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$28.41
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AU$511
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The average hourly pay for a Painter in Australia is AU$28.41.
10%
A$19.94
MEDIAN
A$28.41
90%
A$38.41
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AU$20 - AU$38
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AU$147 - AU$6,953
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What Do Painters Do?

Painter Tasks
  • Paint of exterior and interior areas of properties.
  • Perform tasks involving varnishing or other surface covers.
  • Perform post-project clean up of the area, paint supplies and equipment.
  • Perform pre-painting preparation such as scraping, patching and sanding.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Painter. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Painter
Painting Supervisor
House Painter
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Painters?

Skills in Residential, Commercial, Maintenance and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Painters?

An entry-level Painter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$21.07 based on 34 salaries. An early career Painter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.86 based on 262 salaries. A mid-career Painter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$29.33 based on 248 salaries. An experienced Painter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$30.37 based on 253 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$31.
Employees with Painter in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 13.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (5.4% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Geelong, Victoria (12.0% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (9.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,006 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.4%
Early Career
26.0%
Mid Career
24.7%
Experienced
25.1%
Late Career
20.8%

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