Average Painter Hourly Pay

$17.26
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$781
Bonus
$2,000
Commission
$1,513
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Painter is $17.26.
10%
$11.97
MEDIAN
$17.26
90%
$25.63
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $26
Bonus
$102 - $3,995
Profit Sharing
$103 - $24,240
Commission
$700 - $35,000
Total Pay
$25,082 - $57,541
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What Do Painters Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Painter

3.6 out of 5
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66Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Painter are from the companies Professional Painting, Self-Employed and A1 Painting. Reported salaries are highest at Monte Carlo where the average pay is $30.66. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Self-Employed and Brushworks Painting, earning around $20.17 and $19.00, respectively. Aerospace Coatings International pays the lowest at around $13.00. A1 Painting and Professional Painting also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.24 and $15.17, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Painters?

Skills in Commercial, Team Leadership and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Maintenance and Residential.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Painters?

An entry-level Painter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.11 based on 153 salaries. An early career Painter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.13 based on 1,515 salaries. A mid-career Painter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.34 based on 1,033 salaries. An experienced Painter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.60 based on 1,438 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Painter in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 27.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (20.4% more) and Portland, Oregon (19.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,674 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.7%
Early Career
26.7%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
25.3%
Late Career
27.1%