$16.35
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$508

Profit Sharing

$1,179

Commission

$1,024
The average rate for a Painter is $15.79 per hour.
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$22,904 - $69,437
$23K
$40K
$69K
MEDIAN: $40,496
10%
50%
90%

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$11.25 - $25.53
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.35
10%
50%
90%

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$0$69K
Salary $22,904 - $69,437
Bonus $0.00 - $4,363
Profit Sharing $98.26 - $25,943
Commission $1,024
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).
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$23,833 - $58,875
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 570
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.25 - $25.53
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $8.17
Overtime $15.21 - $37.15
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,363
Commission $1,024
Profit Sharing $98.26 - $25,943
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).
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$23,833 - $58,875
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,597

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.

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Painter Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Painter

Pay by Experience for a Painter has a positive trend. An entry-level Painter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 1,249 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Painter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 898 salaries. An experienced Painter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 1,202 salaries. A Painter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 831 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,834

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Painter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Painter?

Painter in Henrico:
"It's calm but tedious."
Pros: Making something look better than it was before.
Cons: The amount I'm paid and how I'm valued as a worker.

Painter in Charlotte:
"Work hard."
Pros: It's easy.
Cons: Some times no work.

Painter in Philadelphia:
"Hard on the joints lot of physical activity."
Pros: The crew I work with.
Cons: Not getting paid what my Co workers makes an doing the same job.

Painter in Elgin:
"A new learning experience."
Pros: Steady paycheck.
Cons: Unrealistic expectations, unrealistic deadlines.

Painter in Tulsa:
"Painting."
Pros: I enjoy the guys I work with and Fridays at 5 because I have 2 days off.
Cons: The ladies in the office try to push me past my limits with the amount of work they give me every day.

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Key Stats for Painter

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 711 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Painter Salaries

▲17%

▲7%

National Average
$36,000

▼5%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Painter Salaries


▲2%

supervisor
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼2%

Safety Compliance
▼4%

▼5%

DRYWALL REPAIR
▼5%

▼6%

▼8%

▼10%

Residential
▼10%

▼11%

▼12%

Carpentry
▼13%

Ladder Logic
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 711 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 65%