Painter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$34,000
$24,000
Min 10%
$34,000
Median 50%
$49,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Sony Corporation of America
Highest Paying City
Los Angeles, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a painter make?
Painters in America make an average salary of $35,001 per year or $16.83 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $49,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $24,000 per year. Professional companies and Health Care companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. States with the highest Painter salaries include Alaska, New Jersey, California, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The typical employment for a Painter is 3.2 years.
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$44,785

Average Painter Salary By Location

As a Painter in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $35,001 per year or $16.83 per hour. Painters make the most in Los Angeles, CA at about $44,050 per year. Not only that, Los Angeles, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $28,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Painter salaries are Alaska, New Jersey, California, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Michigan, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Georgia have the lowest reported salaries for Painters.

Map of Painter Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Painters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Painter Salary By Company

Painters report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Painters are in Professional companies and Health Care companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Painters are Sony Corporation of America and J&S Construction Company. Also, companies like Emerson Electric Co and Rexnord pay their Painters very well.

Average Painter Pay By Industry

Wages for Painters can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Construction companies, Manufacturing companies, and Professional companies pay higher-than-average wages for Painters. Salaries for Painters in Construction companies average $35,545 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Professional companies pay $35,121 and $34,765, respectively. The average salary for Painters in the Hospitality industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $34,568.
Industry
Average Salary
Construction
Construction
$35,545
$36k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$35,121
$35k
Professional
Professional
$34,765
$35k
Technology
Technology
$34,763
$35k
Retail
Retail
$34,662
$35k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$34,568
$35k

Painter Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Painter Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Painter can range from $26,604 to $50,786 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Painter Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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Painter
04/28/2020
$29,218
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Painter (Industrial)
04/27/2020
$35,479
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MIL Spec Painter
04/24/2020
$37,566
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04/22/2020
$38,505
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04/20/2020
$37,566
Painter
04/17/2020
$20,870
Painter-2Nd Shift
04/11/2020
$33,392
Painter/Masker
04/09/2020
$25,044
Luttrell Staffing Group
Painter | General Labor
04/06/2020
$20,870
Jetstream
Highway Painters, Stripers
04/04/2020
$79,932
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