Average Painter Helper Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Painter Helper is $12.25.
MEDIAN $12.25
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $16
$2 - $5,208
Profit Sharing
$0 - $318
Total Pay
$20,455 - $36,692

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Job Description for Painter Helper

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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Popular Skills for Painter Helper

Skills in Labor Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Precision Measurement and Cleaning.

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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Years of Experience

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