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How is the paint job in the United States

Photo: Painter in the United States | Credits: Channel Jonatan Usa

If your question is: what is the paint job like in the United States?

Well, first of all, I can say that working with painting in the United States is not the same thing as in Brazil, for some reasons...

... In Brazil, professional painting is not as valued as in the United States. In fact, in Brazil, painters work all day to earn between R$100 and R$150 a day or, in other cases, even on the job.

Meanwhile, in the United States, painting professionals work by the hour and not on a per diem or contract basis. That is, the most experienced painter in the field of painting earns around $20.00 to $35.00 dollars per 1/hour of service worked and thus, it can be said that working in the United States as a painter is worth it.

For example, if a painter, who lives in the United States and who provides services for a painting company, works 7/h of services a day, then this means that at the end of the day, he will have earned $140.00 free of expenses .

To get an idea of ​​the great difference between the Brazilian painter and the American painting professional, we can calculate how much the painter actually earns in the United States.

Before proceeding, we need to calculate the exchange rate: one ($1) dollar today is worth R$5.65 in Brazil, so in this case, $20.00 is equivalent to R$112.90 correct?

(I don't know what date you are reading this article, so to quote the dollar in real time, I recommend visiting the website  and check it out!)

With this dollar value, we can say that 1 hour of services rendered as a painter in the United States costs an average of R$ 112.90, and this is something out of the ordinary for Brazilian painters, who are used to earning less than that amount. value per day.

Faced with this enormous discrepancy between Brazilian and American painters, imagine this difference and see that the exchange rate is the main reason why painting professionals who live in the United States do not come to Brazil in search of work!

After all, if one (1/h) hour of service provided as a painter in the United States costs $20.00 dollars which is equivalent to R$ 112.90, how much does an American painter earn on average?

How much does an American painter earn?

Just for the record, there is no such thing as an American painter, because people from the United States usually look for good jobs or prefer to graduate from college and set up their own business in other areas.

Painting in the United States is done by non-American immigrants, in fact, most painters are either Latino or Brazilian.

Even so, long live South America

So let's see how much a painter earns in the United States. 

We know that a painter in the United States can work up to 7 hours a day, so with that, we can say that the painting professional earns an average of $140.00, which at the current exchange rate is equivalent to exactly R$ 790.15 a day in Brazil.

It seems surreal to Brazilians that a painter can earn this amount per day, but this is due to the purchasing power factor of the American currency worldwide.

And if indeed, a painter earns $140 a day, how much would he earn for 30 days of painting work in the United States?

This is a very easy sum to calculate, in that sense, check out the calculations below:

Eg: $140 X 30 days = $4,200 per month.

Now, doing the math in Brazilian currency, as follows:

Ex.: BRL 790.15 X 30 days = BRL 23,704.38 per month.

Given this, the great difference between the Brazilian painter and professional painting in the United States is evident!

How much does a painter earn in Brazil?

To give an example, let's see how much a Brazilian painter earns and whether or not it's worth working with painting in Brazil.

First of all, I would like to emphasize that the majority of Brazilians hire painters based on the price and do not care much about the quality and, in fact, with that, the category of painter is somewhat devalued for having credibility.

For years, the Brazilian painter has been working to earn between R$100.00 and R$150.00 a day, and that doesn't seem to change much across the country.

How much do Brazilian painters earn?

If we take as a basis the cost of a day of service by the Brazilian painter, which in this case would cost R$ 100.00 per day, then we can calculate it as follows:

Ex.: BRL 100 X 30 days = BRL 3,000.00 per month.

Of course, this value is based on the daily rate of a freelance painter, because in fact, painters who work with a formal contract earn much less than that.

According to a survey carried out by alongside true information from Novo CAGED, eSocial and Web Employer:

The worker who acts as a painter in Brazil earns a salary of R$ 1,778.65 in the Brazilian labor market for 44 hours a week of work, according to an overview of the value of 92,436 salaries of specialists recruited and dismissed by organizations in the period from December 2020 to November 2021.

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