Cabinet Installer Salary

Cabinet Installers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.69 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and a little less than a fifth earn dental coverage. For the most part, Cabinet Installers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$28,973 - $74,710
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$75K
MEDIAN: $42,844
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$12.35 - $25.43
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,973 - $74,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
Total Pay (?
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$27,351 - $62,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.35 - $25.43  
   
Overtime
$15.22 - $31.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
   
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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$27,351 - $62,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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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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Typical Cabinet Installers report a focused set of job skills. Customer Service and Cabinetry Installation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cabinetry Installation.

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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $33K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $36K. On average, Cabinet Installers make $40K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Cabinet Installers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $47K.

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Experience Affects Cabinet Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

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 39 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 63%
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