Salary for Painters, Transportation Equipment

Also known as:  Aircraft Painter, Auto Body Painter, Auto Painter, Automobile Body Painter, Automobile Refinisher, Automotive Paint Technician, Automotive Refinish Technician, Automotive Spray Painter, Boat Painter, Railroad Car Painter helps manufacturing professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Transportation equipment painters set up, tend, operate and inspect machines that paint motor vehicles and other transportation equipment. This can include cars, boats, trucks, buses, trains and airplanes. Completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary to be considered for this position. An employer usually requires up to one year of formal on-site job training after being hired for this job.

A Transportation Equipment Painter can earn an average salary between 32000 - 48000 based on seniority. Painters, Transportation Equipment can get an average pay level of Forty Two Thousand One Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Painters, Transportation Equipment can receive the best pay in Colorado, where they get average wages of about $52800. People holding this job title can make the highest salaries in Retail Trade, which has normal pay levels of $52450.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.38 percent nationwide in that time.
Painters, Transportation Equipment tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $52,450
Retail Trade $44,440
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $42,700
Other Services (except Public Administration) $42,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $41,500
Manufacturing $41,160
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Construction $32,720
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $34,640
Wholesale Trade $37,520
Transportation and Warehousing $40,040
Manufacturing $41,160
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $41,500