Painter Salary in the US

$48,340
per year
per month
$4,030
per month
per year
Bonus
$960/year
Bonus
$80/month

Painter - Average Salary

The average salary for a Painter is $48,340 per year ($4,030 per month), which is $5,150 (-10%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Painter can expect an average starting salary of $26,740. The highest salaries can exceed $79,840.
$26,740
Low
$48,340
Average salary
$79,840
High
$2,230
Low
$4,030
Average salary
$6,650
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$42,100
$84,220
Salary$26,740 - 79,840
Bonus$0 - 4,380
Total Pay$26,740 - 84,220
$0
$3,510
$7,020
Salary$2,230 - 6,650
Bonus$0 - 370
Total Pay$2,230 - 7,020

Painter Salary Range

Low
$26,740
Average salary
$48,340
Experienced
$61,530
High
$79,840
Low
$2,230
Average salary
$4,030
Experienced
$5,130
High
$6,650
Among Painters in the U.S., Artist Painters tend to earn less, while Industrial Painters, Automotive Painters and Aircraft Painters enjoy the highest salaries.

Painter - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Aircraft Painter$58K/year
+19% 
Industrial Painter$57K/year
+18% 
Bridge Painter$57K/year
+17% 
Automotive Painter$56K/year
+16% 
House Painter$54K/year
+12% 
Artist Painter$37K/year
 -23%

Painter - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Painter with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $32,310 per year. A mid career Painter with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $40,420, while an experienced Painter with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $57,680. Painters with more than 20 years of experience earn $62,390 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Painter

Late Career▲ +29%
Experienced▲ +19%
Average Salary$48,340/year
Mid Career▼ -16%
Entry Level▼ -33%

Gender Breakdown

Female
11%
Male
89%

Painter - Jobs by Location

Painter - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Painter jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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