Alternate Job Titles: Entry Level Painter, Painter I
How much does a Painter I make? The median annual Painter I salary is $39,675, as of January 30, 2017, with a range usually between $34,965-$45,251, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Painter I in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Painter I in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Painter I in the United States is $39,675, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Painter I in the United States are expected to make less than $39,675.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Painter I that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Painter I are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of February 2017
Applies paint, varnishes, and stains to interior and/or exterior surfaces. Prepares surfaces for painting by removing old paint using paint removers, scrapers, wire brushes, or blowtorches. Fills nail holes, cracks, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers using a caulking gun or a putty knife. Primes surfaces as necessary. May choose paint according to application or job. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. May have to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty with 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor/manager. View full job description