Cabinet Installer Salary

Men account for the majority of Cabinet Installers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $16.71 per hour. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and a little less than a fifth earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,729 - $81,000
(Median)
$27K
$43K
$81K
MEDIAN: $42,844
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$12.03 - $25.56
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$26,729 - $81,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$26,685 - $61,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $25.56  
   
Overtime
$14.88 - $33.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$26,685 - $61,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223

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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 takers who work as Cabinet Installers typically report just a few professional skills. Customer Service and Cabinetry Installation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cabinetry Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Installer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $37K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $49K on average.

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Experience Affects Cabinet Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Cabinet Installer Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

National Average
$38,000

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 64%