Cabinet Installer Salary

Cabinet Installers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.73 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Cabinet Installers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Over a third enjoy medical while just under a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in ten.

$30,067 - $76,026
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,310
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50%
90%

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$12.18 - $25.44
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,067 - $76,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
Profit Sharing
$3,650  
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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$27,153 - $63,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $25.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44  
Overtime
$16.85 - $33.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,650  
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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$27,153 - $63,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 355
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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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Cabinet Installers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Cabinetry Installation, and Carpenter can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Carpenter.

Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Installer

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


Cabinet Installers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $33K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $38K. Cabinet Installers see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $50K on average.

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Experience Affects Cabinet Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Cabinet Installer Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Cabinetry Installation
0%

National Average
$39,000

Carpenter
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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