Cabinet Installer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Cabinet Installers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $16.73 per hour nationwide. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one-fifth collect dental insurance. The majority of Cabinet Installers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,067 - $76,026
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,310
10%
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Cabinetry Installation, and Carpenter can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Carpenter.

Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Installer

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


Cabinet Installers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $33K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Cabinet Installers make a median salary of $41K. Cabinet Installers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $50K.

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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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