Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Cabinet Installers earn an average of $17.41 per hour. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Cabinet Installers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one-third, and nearly one-sixth earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,264 - $96,204
(Median)
$29K
$50K
$96K
MEDIAN: $50,040
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90%

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$12.37 - $25.60
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$29,264 - $96,204  
   
Bonus
$297.99 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$27,205 - $64,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $25.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$18.83 - $36.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$297.99 - $4,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$27,205 - $64,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Installer

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $34K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $40K. Cabinet Installers bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $50K.

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Experience Affects Cabinet Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Cabinet Installer Salaries

Cabinetry Installation
0%

National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Carpentry
up arrow 2%

Carpenter
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 65%
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