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Painter salary in United States

How much does a Painter make in the United States?

Average base salary

$5,625per year
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The average salary for a painter is $20.21 per hour in the United States and $5,625 overtime per year.22.9k salaries reported, updated at October 3, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Painters in United States

  1. Painters Union
    29 reviews7 salaries reported
    $42.68per hour
  2. $22.62per hour
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Highest paying cities for Painters near United States

  1. Portland, OR
    $21.05 per hour
    178 salaries reported
  2. Charlotte, NC
    $20.71 per hour
    111 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $20.66 per hour
    240 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $20.63 per hour
    186 salaries reported
  2. Indianapolis, IN
    $19.95 per hour
    73 salaries reported
  3. Fort Worth, TX
    $19.89 per hour
    73 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $19.68 per hour
    106 salaries reported
  2. Norfolk, VA
    $19.47 per hour
    44 salaries reported
  3. Tulsa, OK
    $18.77 per hour
    328 salaries reported
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Where can a Painter earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Painters

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Most common benefits for Painters

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 7,974 ratings

52% of Painters in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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Common questions about salaries for a Painter

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