The average hourly pay for a Painter Helper is $12.25.
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$10 - $16
$2 - $5,208
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$20,455 - $36,692
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Job Description for Painter Helper
Painter helpers assist with prep work and cleanup, as well as sanding, taping, and grinding, associated with painting projects. They work with a variety of power tools to prep, paint, and clean these areas, and they may work indoors or outdoors depending on the employer and particular project. Painter helpers are employed primarily in the automotive and construction industries, and may work alone or on teams with other painter helpers. They are usually supervised and answer to master painters o…Read more
Painter Helper Tasks
- Clean, sand, and repair surfaces to prepare them for painting.
- Ensure safety of work site, including storing supplies and equipment.
- Clean up after painting, including removing tape and supplies.
- Apply primer and paint to achieve desired look.
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Pay by Experience Level for Painter Helper
An entry-level Painter Helper with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.70 based on 30 salaries. An early career Painter Helper with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.10 based on 167 salaries. A mid-career Painter Helper with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.38 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Painter Helper with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.33 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
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