Cabinet Installer Salary
Men represent the vast majority of Cabinet Installers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.58 per hour nationwide. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to close to one-third, and one-sixth earn dental coverage. The majority of Cabinet Installers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Job Description for Cabinet Installer
Cabinet installers use their knowledge of carpentry, trim carpentry (such as fascia, the toe kick, and moldings), and installation techniques to install cabinet. Cabinet installers perform finishing work, so an eye for detail is required. These professionals most frequently work in residential environments, although they sometimes perform commercial work as well. Knowledge of painting and/or staining wood may be useful. Some cabinet installers also install countertops, which come in a variety of materials (such as laminate and solid surface).Read More...
Residential work performed by cabinet installers most frequently occurs in the kitchen or bathroom, but they may also work in closets, garages, multipurpose rooms, pantries, laundry rooms, and other areas. Installers should be comfortable working with both power tools and hand tools; power tools are often used in the cabinet-building process, and hand tools are necessary for the finishing process. Most employers expect the installer to own their own tools, and some ask that installers have their own truck as well. Cabinet installers are required to lift and carry heavy objects frequently.
Cabinet installers may work with two types of products: custom or ready-made; strong attention to detail is necessary for installers working with both types of products. They should also have a knowledge of basic math, as installers may be asked to measure rooms and spaces before installation and must ensure that all components fit as needed during installation.
Cabinet Installer Tasks
- Clean work area and tools.
- Use tools to shape materials for project requirements.
- Purchase materials for company.
- Read sketches and blueprints to set up for project.
- Build and install cabinets.
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Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Installer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Cabinet Installers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $34K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $40K on average. Cabinet Installers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $51K.
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