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Cabinet Installer Salary

Men make up the majority of Cabinet Installers in the United States, bringing in about $16.40 per hour. More than a third enjoy medical while slightly less than one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. Most Cabinet Installers like their work and job satisfaction is high.
$28,337 - $69,810
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,408
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$12.04 - $25.64
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,337 - $69,810  
   
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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$27,329 - $61,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$14.70 - $36.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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).
)
$27,329 - $61,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 188
United States (change)

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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Customer Service and Cabinetry Installation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Cabinetry Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Installer

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


For many Cabinet Installers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $32K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $36K. Cabinet Installers see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Cabinet Installer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $47K on average.

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Experience Affects Cabinet Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Cabinet Installer Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

National Average
$38,000

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 63%