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Average Painter And Decorator Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$27.79
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AU$1,277
Bonus
AU$300
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The average hourly pay for a Painter And Decorator in Australia is AU$27.79.
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A$20.56
MEDIAN
A$27.79
90%
A$35.95
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Hourly Rate
AU$21 - AU$36
Bonus
AU$99 - AU$5,152
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$300
Total Pay
AU$42,066 - AU$75,145
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What Do Painter And Decorators Do?

Painter And Decorator Tasks
  • Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces for finish coats.
  • Coordinate with vendor in order to modify colors of paint, stain or varnish.
  • Cover surfaces with appropriate material for protection during painting and post appropriate paint signs.
  • Clean up and store paint and painting tools and equipment in appropriate areas.
  • Remove old finishes by stripping, sanding, wire brushing and burning.

Career Paths

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Painter And Decorator
Lead Painter
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Painter And Decorators?

Skills in Residential, Commercial, Trade Compliance, Team Leadership and Problem Solving are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Painter And Decorators?

An entry-level Painter And Decorator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.68 based on 6 salaries. An early career Painter And Decorator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.45 based on 119 salaries. A mid-career Painter And Decorator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$26.78 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Painter And Decorator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$30.20 based on 145 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$31.
Employees with Painter And Decorator in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 8.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (6.7% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (6.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 525 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.1%
Early Career
22.7%
Mid Career
24.6%
Experienced
27.6%
Late Career
24.0%

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