The average hourly pay for a Painter And Decorator in Australia is AU$27.79.
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What Do Painter And Decorators Do?
A painter and decorator works with homeowners and commercial business managers to design and create a color/decoration scheme for homes and businesses. This usually means talking with a client to determine particular likes and dislikes in regard to interior design and decoration, making suggestions, and creating an overall project plan that meets the needs of the client. Some clients have clear ideas for their project, while others may want the painter to take the lead and be responsible for dev…Read more
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.
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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
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