Average Experienced Painter Hourly Pay

$18.32
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$990
Bonus
$30,500
Commission
$2,396
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Painter is $18.32.
10%
$12.88
MEDIAN
$18.32
90%
$26.97
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $27
Bonus
$151 - $5,083
Profit Sharing
$0 - $31,785
Commission
$0 - $30,500
Total Pay
$27,261 - $61,131

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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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Popular Skills for Painter

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

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 $12.78 based on 155 salaries. An early career Painter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.83 based on 1,673 salaries. A mid-career Painter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.77 based on 1,136 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 New York, New York earn an average of 32.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (32.2% more) and San Diego, California (22.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,655 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.3%
Early Career
35.9%
Mid Career
24.4%
Late Career
36.3%