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Automotive Painter Salary

How much does a Automotive Painter make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Automotive Painter

$51,264 (USD)/yr

$25 (USD)/hr

$877 (USD)/yr

$50,662 (USD)/yr

$24 (USD)/hr

$877 (USD)/yr

Job 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.
The average automotive painter salary in United States is $51,264 or an equivalent hourly rate of $25. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $877. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$37,654 (USD)

$62,635 (USD)

Education data not available for this job

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Salary Potential

$59,429 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Automotive Painter will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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