Average Painter Automotive Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Painter Automotive is $17.60.
MEDIAN $17.60
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $25
$196 - $9,635
Profit Sharing
$800 - $5,400
$0 - $139,061
Total Pay
$27,115 - $70,964

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Job Description for Painter Automotive

Painter Automotive Tasks
  • Use primer, lacquer, resin, or other materials to paint surfaces of automotive units.
  • Remove dirt or grease from vehicle surfaces and prepare the vehicle for painting.
  • Remove old paint via a liquid paint remover, scraper, or other techniques.

Popular Employer Salaries for Painter Automotive

The top respondents for the job title Painter Automotive are from the companies ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Maaco and Caliber Collision. Reported salaries are highest at Caliber Collision where the average pay is $18.67. Maaco pays the lowest at around $14.00.

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Popular Skills for Painter Automotive

Skills in ICC Profiling / Color Management, Order Inventory and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include New Technologies and Precision Measurement.

Pay by Experience Level for Painter Automotive

An entry-level Painter Automotive with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.57 based on 81 salaries. An early career Painter Automotive with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.05 based on 409 salaries. A mid-career Painter Automotive with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.34 based on 388 salaries. An experienced Painter Automotive with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.21 based on 539 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Painter Automotive in their job title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 0.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (12.5% less), New York, New York (10.7% less) and Orlando, Florida (10.7% less).

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