Painter Automotive Salary

Men account for the majority of Automotive Painters in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $17.26 per hour. While years of experience and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. While approximately half report receiving no health benefits, half do receive medical coverage, and just under one in three have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,498 - $98,020
$29K
$56K
$98K
MEDIAN: $55,878
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50%
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$12.08 - $24.74
$12
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MEDIAN: $17.30
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$0$528K
Salary $29,498 - $98,020
Bonus $253.42 - $9,983
Profit Sharing $2,500
Commission $-0.50 - $528,506
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,383 - $72,439
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 297
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.08 - $24.74
Hourly Tips $0.01
Overtime $17.94 - $37.96
Annual Data $0$528K
Bonus $253.42 - $9,983
Commission $-0.50 - $528,506
Profit Sharing $2,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,383 - $72,439
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 646

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Job Description for Painter Automotive

An automotive painter is responsible for painting vehicle surfaces with spray paint equipment, power tools, and other relevant equipment. They also prepare the vehicle for painting, such as through sanding. Automotive painters are required to efficiently finish paint jobs on all types of vehicles using all paint types. They also need to be able to mix paint colors to get the customer's desired color for each order. Additionally, automotive painters are responsible for cleaning and maintaining the paint gun and other work equipment.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Painter Automotive


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As Automotive Painters make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Automobile Damage Estimator position pays around the same amount as the Painter Automotive job on average. Automotive Painters most frequently become Automobile Body Refinishers and Painter, Transportation Equipments even though median compensation is $6K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

Painter Automotive Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Painter Automotive


ABRA Auto Body & Glass leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $44K.

Pay by Experience Level for Painter Automotive

Pay by Experience for a Painter Automotive has a positive trend. An entry-level Painter Automotive with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 256 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Painter Automotive with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 251 salaries. An experienced Painter Automotive which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 331 salaries. A Painter Automotive with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 251 salaries.

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Key Stats for Painter Automotive

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Painter Automotive Salaries

▲23%

▲4%

National Average
$41,000

▼2%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Painter Automotive Salaries

color matching
▲18%


▲1%

National Average
$41,000

Automotive Painter
▼3%

PAINTER
▼4%

▼18%

Body work
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 52%
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