How much does a Painter II make in the United States? The average Painter II salary in the United States is $55,076 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $47,853 and $63,524. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Painter II Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Painter II Salary $41,277 US March 26, 2024
25th Percentile Painter II Salary $47,853 US March 26, 2024
50th Percentile Painter II Salary $55,076 US March 26, 2024
75th Percentile Painter II Salary $63,524 US March 26, 2024
90th Percentile Painter II Salary $71,216 US March 26, 2024
25% $47,853 10% $41,277 90% $71,216 75% $63,524 $55,076 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Painter II need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Attention to Detail: Executing and completing a task with a high level of accuracy.


Work Ethic: A belief that work and diligence have a moral benefit and an inherent ability, virtue or value to strengthen character and individual abilities. A set of values centered on importance of work and manifested by determination or desire to work hard.


Installation: The action or process of installing someone or something, or of being installed. the act of installing the state of being installed, something that is installed for use.

Attention to Detail 3.3%
Work Ethic 1.24%
Installation 0.84%
Others 94.62%

Job Description for Painter II

Painter II applies paint, varnishes, stains and other coatings to interior and/or exterior surfaces with brush, roller or other tools. Prepares surfaces for painting by removing old paint using paint removers, scrapers, wire brushes, or blowtorches. Being a Painter II fills nail holes, cracks, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers using a caulking gun or a putty knife. Prepares paint and primers and matches colors. Additionally, Painter II may prepare estimates of work time and cost. May have to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Painter II works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Painter II typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Painter II salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Painter II, the highest Painter II salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Painter II salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Painter II salary is in Miami, FL, where the Painter II salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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