$41,096
Avg. Salary
$16.48
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$814

Bonus

$1,028

Profit Sharing

$1,024

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Painter is $16.48 per hour.

The average pay for a Painter is $41,096 per year.

$11.42
10%
$16.48
50%
$25.59
90%
MEDIAN $16.48
$23k
10%
$41k
50%
$70k
90%
MEDIAN $41,096
$23,054 - $69,785
$23K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $41,096
10%
50%
90%

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$11.42 - $25.59
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.48
10%
50%
90%

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$0$69K
Salary $23,054 - $69,785
Bonus $101 - $4,888
Profit Sharing $10.30 - $25,209
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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$24,050 - $58,901
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 576
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.42 - $25.59
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $5.84
Overtime $15.57 - $37.09
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $101 - $4,888
Commission $1,024
Profit Sharing $10.30 - $25,209
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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$24,050 - $58,901
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,701

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Painter


Common Career Paths for Painter


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Though it's uncommon, some Painters move into roles as Painting Supervisors, where pay is an average $44K per year. Becoming a Painter Automotive is, more often than not, the most common role that Painters move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $38K. Another frequent advance is for Painters to assume a Spray Painter role; in this role, workers often earn $34K.

Painter Job Listings

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: $36,050

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

For those looking to make money, Painters in Minneapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Painters will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+43 percent), New York (+33 percent), Chicago (+24 percent), and St. Louis (+21 percent). The lowest-paying market is Colorado Springs, which sits 8 percent below the national average.

Painter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Painter?

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 Chicago:
"Be on time and consistent, have a vehicle, focus on instruct."

Painter in Hampton:
Be on time, and.

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.

Painter in Atlanta:
"How To Use the Spray Gun More."
You have to love painting to be a GREAT one. Some people find the tedious movement boring or don't have a steady hand so they're getting it where they shouldn't be so practice having a focus mind while working.

Painter in Van Nuys:
"How to paint."
Don't rush your work.

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Key Stats for Painter

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 787 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Painter Salaries

▲16%

▲7%

National Average
$36,000

▼6%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Painter Salaries


▲2%

supervisor
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼3%

Safety Compliance
▼4%

▼6%

▼6%

DRYWALL REPAIR
▼6%

▼8%

▼11%

Residential
▼11%

▼12%

▼13%

Carpentry
▼13%

Ladder Logic
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 787 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 65%