The average pay for an Aircraft Painter is $20.27 per hour.
The average pay for an Aircraft Painter is $48,112 per year.
|Salary||$28,383 - $83,845|
|Bonus||$51.06 - $4,894|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$32,168 - $64,013|
|Hourly Rate||$14.62 - $27.73|
|Overtime||$19.77 - $43.34|
|Bonus||$51.06 - $4,894|
|Total Pay (||$32,168 - $64,013|
Job Description for Aircraft Painter
An aircraft painter applies paint, lacquer, and epoxy to an aircraft that may be either pre-mixed or mixed by the painter. The painter should be able to use a variety of painting tools such as rollers, brushes, and spray guns. The paint is applied to the inner and outer parts of the aircraft. Prior to applying the paint, the painter may have other duties such as removing the previous paint coat from the aircraft. Also, the painter will have to sand down and smooth the aircraft to make sure that the surface will be smooth for the paint application. Then the aircraft painter needs to perform techniques in order to ensure that the paint adheres properly to the aircraft.Read More...
Some jobs may require military experience with aircrafts, and other jobs will require the ability to get a government security clearance. The job usually requires many years of experience in a similar position, along with thorough knowledge of OSHA and TM guidelines. Some positions may require schooling in the field. This job is physically demanding, so there may be minimum physical requirements. Also, the job is carried out in an environment that is often noisy, so an aircraft painter should not be sensitive to this. Exposure to harmful chemicals may also be possible in this job. Attention to detail is an important personality trait for this job as the painter must make sure that the application of paint is flawless. The ability to see the full spectrum of colors may also be necessary. This job may be full-time, part-time, temporary, or ongoing, depending on need. Usually, a high school diploma is a minimum requirement. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Paint all major components of an airplane, from interior to exterior.
- Paint logos, colors, and other specifications as directed.
- Prepare surfaces for painting via sanding, stripping, priming, and cleaning.
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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Painter
Pay by Experience for an Aircraft Painter has a positive trend. An entry-level Aircraft Painter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 47 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aircraft Painter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Painter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 32 salaries. An Aircraft Painter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 16 salaries.
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