How Much Do Painting and Coating Workers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Painting, Coating and Decorating Workers

Painting, Coating and Decorating Workers paint, coat, or decorate articles, such as furniture, glass, plateware, pottery, jewelry, toys, books, or leather.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$37540 per year
Hourly wage
$18 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$23,760 to $28,030 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $13 per hour

Entry-level Painting, Coating and Decorating Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $23,760 to $28,030 per year or $11 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Painting, Coating and Decorating Workers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $27 $55,380
Senior (Top 25%) $21 $44,090
Middle (Mid 50%) $17 $34,780
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $28,030
No experience (Bottom 10%) $11 $23,760

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $27 $55,400
CA $22 $45,890
VA $21 $44,310
GA $21 $42,930
MN $20 $41,780
MA $20 $40,650
NM $20 $40,630
NY $19 $40,070
OR $19 $39,940
IA $19 $39,220

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Painting, Coating and Decorating Worker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Painting and Coating Workers are in the states of WA, CA, VA, GA and MN.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $58490 $28.12
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers $57940 $27.86
Local Government $57840 $27.81
Specialized Design Services $47470 $22.82
Automobile Dealers $45850 $22.04
State Government $45420 $21.84
Elementary and Secondary Schools $45330 $21.79
Automotive Repair and Maintenance $43980 $21.15
Machinery Manufacturing $43850 $21.08
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $43080 $20.71
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $42760 $20.56
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $42370 $20.37
Ship and Boat Building $38310 $18.42
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $38080 $18.31
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance $37930 $18.24
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing $37900 $18.22
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing $37740 $18.15
Building Finishing Contractors $37670 $18.11
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $37110 $17.84
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing $36940 $17.76
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance $36700 $17.65
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing $36320 $17.46
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing $35820 $17.22
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing $35490 $17.06
Other Wood Product Manufacturing $35450 $17.04
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $35260 $16.95
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $35240 $16.94
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing $34860 $16.76
Food and Beverage Stores $34760 $16.71
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities $34740 $16.70

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