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Painter - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Painter"

How much does a Painter in the federal government get paid? $63,827.61* *Based on the 2022 average.

Painter was the 202nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 675 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2022, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Painting, with an average salary of $61,419.

Government Painting jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Painting job is FWS-7, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard is used to grade all nonsupervisory jobs involved in applying coating materials (for example, paint, varnish, lacquer, shellac, epoxy resin, and teflon) on wood, metal, glass, synthetic, concrete, and other surfaces. This coating work is done with brushes, rollers, spray guns, and other related methods and techniques, and is performed on the insides and outsides of buildings, aircraft, vessels, mobile equipment, fittings, furnishings, machinery, and other surfaces.

Agencies that have hired a Painter

Painter Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Painter is $63,827.61. The highest paid Painter made $122,807 in 2022.

Common Painter Payscales

Payscale Number of Painting Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 591
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 35
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 20
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 8
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 6
WE - Currency Manufacturing 6
KP - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Engineering Journeypersons 4
FW - Wage Grade (similar To The Nonsupervisory Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System) 2
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 1
* - Invalid 1
FL - Wage Leaders (similar To The Leader Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System) 1

Starting Paygrade: $10.20 to $26.59 / hour at paygrade FWS-7
Maximum Paygrade: $11.13 to $30.53 / hour at paygrade FWS-9

Other Jobs at the FWS-7 Paygrade

FWS-7 is the starting paygrade for Painting jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-7 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Offset Press OperatingFWS-7FWS-11
Blocking and BracingFWS-7FWS-8
Cement FinishingFWS-6FWS-8
Motor Vehicle OperatingFWS-4FWS-8

Average Painting Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Painter was $45,938. Since then, the average pay has increased to $63,828 in 2022.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 4102.

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