The average hourly pay for an Experienced Painter in Sydney, New South Wales is AU$34.71.
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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 that pay less than market rate include Commercial, Team Leadership and Residential.
Pay by Experience Level for Painter
An early career Painter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$25.62 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Painter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$29.48 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$36.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Painter in their job title in Gold Coast, Queensland earn an average of 8.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Hobart, Tasmania (25.3% less), Newcastle, New South Wales (23.7% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (13.6% less).
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