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Painter Automotive Salary

$52,046 (USD)

Average Salary

$25/hr

Average Hourly

$890

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 05, 2019

The average pay for a Painter Automotive is $52,046 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Painter Automotive is between $38,228 and $63,590. 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.
Painter Automotive Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Painters, Transportation Equipment

Job family population: 55,710

Estimated population of Painter Automotive jobs: 12,271

Rate of error: 3.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$60,336
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...

Painter Automotive Job Listings for United States

Auto Body Painter
Nov 14
Clearwater, FL, USA
Elite Staffing Partners
SUMMARY Performs skilled work in preparing metal and other surfaces on automotive equipment for painting and in applying lacquers, primers, synthetic enamels, polyurethane, and epoxy with spray guns ...
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 Body Shop Painter No Weekends Ray Laethem Motor Village - Grosse Pointe, Michigan, US
Oct 24
Grosse Pointe, United States
Ray Laethem
Automotive Body Shop Painter The Body Shop Painter is responsible for repairing all assigned vehicles. Damaged vehicles should be restored to pre-accident condition, following the written repair ...
Automotive Spray Painter
Oct 18
Charleston, SC, USA
Mercedes-Benz Vans
Automotive Spray Painter SUMMARY: Jumpstart your career with MAU at Mercedes-Benz Vans in Ladson, South Carolina, and expand your professional portfolio. As the Automotive Spray Painter, you will be ...
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 a Painter Automotive is $52,046 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Painter Automotive is between $38,228 and $63,590. 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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