Decorator Salary

The average salary for a Decorator in the UK is:


Job profile for a Decorator

a decorator can be expected to perform a wide range skills including, prep work (filling holes & cracks), emulsioning (both brush and roller work), application of timber preservatives and solvent based timber products, wallpapering and artexing.

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Decorator Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £17,000.

The average salary in 2009 was £25,000, based on 4 respondents (a difference of 47% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £19,483, based on 13 respondents (a difference of -28% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £26,717, based on 6 respondents (a difference of 37% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £50,500, based on 2 respondents (a difference of 89% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Decorator based on all salary survey responses is: £22,900

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Decorator is £13.01.

Assorted Decorator Salary Information

£24,000North West27-September-18
£21,000South West24-October-15
£28,000South East28-May-13
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Decorator Salary By UK Region

These figures use non-job specific statistical weighting from our salary data pool and also include for comparison the salaries for a Decorator job in US Dollars based on a recent exchante rate (last rate update 02/05/2013 with a pound to dollar exchange rate 1.56) for comparisons for our international visitors
Salary US Dollars Region
£22901 $35725.56 North West
£28366 $44250.96 London
£20819 $32477.64 Yorkshire and North East
£22641 $35319.96 South West
£26804 $41814.24 South East
£22120 $34507.2 Scotland
£23421 $36536.76 Northern Ireland
£21860 $34101.6 Wales
£24202 $37755.12 Midlands
£21600 $33696 East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Decorator, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £19,518 for a worker in their 20s, £25,503 (30s), £30,187 (40s) and £30,187 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Decorator is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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