$55,077
Avg. Salary
$17.29
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,008

Profit Sharing

$2,600

Commission

$9,759

The average pay for a Painter Automotive is $17.29 per hour.

The average pay for a Painter Automotive is $55,077 per year.

$12
10%
$17
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$25
90%
MEDIAN $17
$30k
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$98k
90%
MEDIAN $55,077
$29,926 - $98,105
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MEDIAN: $55,077
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$12.22 - $25.16
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$0$138K
Salary $29,926 - $98,105
Bonus $201 - $10,040
Profit Sharing $2,600
Commission $0.00 - $138,086
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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$26,737 - $72,518
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 492
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.22 - $25.16
Hourly Tips $0.03
Overtime $16.91 - $37.97
Annual Data $0$138K
Bonus $201 - $10,040
Commission $0.00 - $138,086
Profit Sharing $2,600
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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$26,737 - $72,518
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,058

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Painter Automotive


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

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

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.

Painter Automotive Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Painter Automotive?

Painter Automotive in Buffalo:
"Beware."
You will always be and feel like a secondary employee. Your superior work, professional attitude and reliability will go largely unnoticed. No possibility of advancement.

Painter Automotive in Johnson City:
"Focus."
Attention to detail is a must have. Once you spray the clear on the car you are signing off that the body work is correct.

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Key Stats for Painter Automotive

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%

Experience Affects Painter Automotive Salaries

▲24%

▲5%

National Average
$40,000

▼1%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Painter Automotive Salaries

color matching
▲19%


▲2%

National Average
$40,000

Automotive Painter
▼2%

PAINTER
▼4%

▼18%

Body work
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 53%