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.

$29,675 - $96,490
$30K
$50K
$96K
MEDIAN: $50,420
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50%
90%

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$12.33 - $26.20
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$29,675 - $96,490  
   
Bonus
$395.94 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,087 - $65,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $26.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.29  
Overtime
$18.74 - $37.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$395.94 - $5,051  
   
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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$27,087 - $65,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 373

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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

  • 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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Key Stats for Cabinet Installer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Cabinet Installer Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Cabinet Installer Salaries

Cabinetry Installation
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
▼2%

Carpentry
▼4%

Carpenter
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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