The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Painter is AU$28.95.
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Job Description for Painter
Painters work in a variety of disciplines; they may be construction painters who paint houses and buildings, for example, or they may be artists who produce works of fine art. Painters (artists) may work in a variety of mediums, from oil to watercolor. They may sell their paintings to museums or at art shows, and many may be commissioned to paint something specific for a private buyer. Many painters become teachers and work in higher education teaching painting and illustration to students. …Read more
- 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.
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Skills in Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Maintenance, Commercial and Residential.
Pay by Experience Level for Painter
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$20.65 based on 93 salaries. An early career Painter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.71 based on 288 salaries. An experienced Painter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$30.04 based on 307 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$30.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Painter in their job title in Darwin, Northern Territory earn an average of 34.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (2.9% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (7.0% less) and Cairns, Queensland (0.2% less).
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