Average Early-Career Painter Hourly Pay

$14.77
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$724
Bonus
$1,500
Commission
$1,100
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Painter is $14.77.
10%
$10.25
10%
$14.77
50%
$20.23
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90%
MEDIAN $14.77
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
Bonus
$98 - $2,530
Profit Sharing
$10 - $3,064
Commission
$0 - $1,500
Total Pay
$21,444 - $45,671

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Job Description for Painter

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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Career Paths

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Painter
Industrial Painter
Lead Painter
House Painter
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Painter

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

Pay by Experience Level for Painter

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 $12.51 based on 152 salaries. A mid-career Painter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.64 based on 1,135 salaries. An experienced Painter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.26 based on 1,702 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 Seattle, Washington earn an average of 14.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (8.3% more) and Portland, Oregon (8.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,681 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.2%
Mid Career
24.2%
Experienced
36.4%
Late Career
36.1%