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Automotive Painter Salary

$52,049 (USD)

Average Salary

$25/hr

Average Hourly

$890

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for an Automotive Painter is $52,049 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Automotive Painter is between $38,230 and $63,593. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Automotive Painter. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Paints surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, and aircraft, applying knowledge of surface preparation and painting techniques, using spray painting equipment, power tools, and work aids: cleans, sands, and applies chemical solutions to prepare and condition surfaces prior to painting.
  • Mixes and thins paint or other coating to specified color and consistency according to standard formulas or color charts, using spatula or mixing equipment and viscometer.
  • Masks and covers surfaces not to be painted.
  • Sprays specified amount or thickness of primer, protective, decorative, or finish coatings, such as paint, lacquer, sealer, or enamel, onto prepared surfaces, using spray equipment.
  • Strips, sands, masks, and repaints surfaces, and blends and polishes finish to match surrounding areas, manually or using portable power tools.
  • May apply or retouch paint, using brush.
  • May lay out and paint insignias, symbols, designs, or other markings on painted surfaces, according to blueprints or specifications, using stencils, patterns, measuring instruments, brushes, or spray equipment.
  • May regulate controls on equipment to cure and dry paint or other coatings.
  • May set up portable ventilators, exhaust units, ladders, and scaffolding prior to painting.
  • May operate lifting and moving devices to move materials and equipment and access areas to be painted.
  • May remove accessories from motor vehicles, such as chrome, mirrors, and windshield wipers, prior to repainting.
  • May be designated according to vehicle painted as auto-body painter; painter, airc.
Automotive Painter Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Painters, Transportation Equipment

Job family population: 55,710

Estimated population of Automotive Painter jobs: 12,271

Rate of error: 3.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$60,339
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Automotive Painter Job Listings for United States

Automotive Paint Technician
Dec 5
Auburn Hills, MI, USA
KYYBA
Preferred Requirements: ● 5 to 10 years' experience with automotive paint shop processes ● 3+ years of robotic application and automated equipment experience. ● Strong understanding of WCM ...
Automotive Painter
Nov 18
Portland, OR, USA
Manheim Portland Auto Body and Detail Inc.
We know that good painters do more than refinish outer panels, they make our customer's vehicles ... automotive refinishing experience * Must be at least 18 years of age * Must have a valid drivers ...
Automotive painter
Nov 18
San Marcos, TX, USA
Hager Motors
Commercial vehicle and equipment dealership seeks painter. We are an independent dealership that buys, refurbishes, and sells/trades all type of commercial vehicles and equipment. We handle vehicles ...
Automotive Paint Technician
Nov 12
Irvine, CA, USA
Just Head-Lites
Mobile automotive painting company looking for a self-starting, service and sales oriented, professional technician. Auto painting experience preferred. Attention to detail, neatness and cleanup a ...
Automotive Painter
Oct 22
Mansfield, OH, USA
Transformation Network
Automotive Painter FULL TIME position ($14-$20) depending on Skill and Experience. Painter will be dedicated to painting vehicles such as cars, trucks, and suv'\s ensuring that the paint job is done ...

The average pay for an Automotive Painter is $52,049 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Automotive Painter is between $38,230 and $63,593. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Automotive Painter. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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