Cabinet Installer Salary

Men account for the majority of Cabinet Installers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $16.62 per hour. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and one-sixth earn dental coverage.

$29,087 - $74,541

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$12.58 - $25.52

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,087 - $74,541  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,735 - $62,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $25.52  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $31.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,735 - $62,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 267
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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).

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Cabinet Installer Tasks

  • Read sketches and blueprints to set up for project.
  • Build and install cabinets.
  • Purchase materials for company.
  • Clean work area and tools.
  • Use tools to shape materials for project requirements.

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Survey results show that Cabinet Installers typically report just a few professional skills. Customer Service and Cabinetry Installation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Installer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $33K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $37K. Cabinet Installers see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $45K.

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Experience Affects Cabinet Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Cabinet Installer Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

National Average
$38,000

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 63%
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