Automobile Painters


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Automobile Painters

Automobile Painters - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by employer and the type of vehicle painted. The painter's level of experience, training, and responsibility also affect wages. In addition, painters who are members of a union often receive higher wages.

Vehicle painters who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance. Some employers also provide a retirement plan.

Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders (SOC 51-9124)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $14.68 $18.65 $24.23
Yearly $30,532 $38,795 $50,398
    Champaign Area Hourly $11.46 $13.62 $16.99
Yearly $23,843 $28,326 $35,339
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $15.88 $18.98 $23.48
Yearly $33,037 $39,470 $48,838
    Cook County Hourly $14.67 $18.94 $26.93
Yearly $30,522 $39,391 $56,017
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $14.48 $19.79 $26.58
Yearly $30,110 $41,173 $55,289
    Du Page County Hourly $15.17 $18.29 $21.97
Yearly $31,543 $38,039 $45,687
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $20.39 $24.50 $29.03
Yearly $42,417 $50,955 $60,390
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $18.26 $21.30 $23.75
Yearly $37,977 $44,306 $49,402
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $14.18 $15.79 $18.49
Yearly $29,494 $32,844 $38,455
    Lake County Hourly $13.94 $16.05 $21.20
Yearly $29,004 $33,388 $44,099
    McHenry County Hourly $18.20 $23.67 $28.42
Yearly $37,864 $49,239 $59,113
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $14.16 $17.16 $20.63
Yearly $29,444 $35,702 $42,915
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $10.93 $14.52 $19.36
Yearly $22,732 $30,191 $40,266
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $15.87 $18.77 $22.39
Yearly $33,011 $39,050 $46,564
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $16.75 $19.60 $22.62
Yearly $34,832 $40,764 $47,046
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $11.50 $15.65 $19.07
Yearly $23,929 $32,544 $39,657
    Rockford Area Hourly $13.68 $15.97 $21.12
Yearly $28,454 $33,223 $43,928
    Springfield Area Hourly $11.56 $15.42 $24.22
Yearly $24,045 $32,064 $50,379
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $16.27 $19.63 $24.82
Yearly $33,837 $40,825 $51,625
    Will County Hourly $16.75 $21.39 $24.17
Yearly $34,836 $44,488 $50,280
United States Hourly $15.30 $18.78 $23.72
Yearly $31,820 $39,060 $49,330

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.