Average Entry-Level Painter Hourly Pay

$12.51
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$500
Bonus
$950
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Painter is $12.51.
10%
$9.71
10%
$12.51
50%
$18.09
90%
90%
MEDIAN $12.51
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $18
Bonus
$2 - $2,750
Profit Sharing
$0 - $950
Total Pay
$20,277 - $40,660

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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.

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

Pay by Experience Level for Painter

An early career Painter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.77 based on 1,665 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.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,194 survey responses.
Early Career
26.9%
Mid Career
18.3%
Experienced
27.5%
Late Career
27.3%