Cabinet Installer Salary

Male Cabinet Installers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.68 per hour in the United States. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a fifth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Cabinet Installers is high.

$26,933 - $74,887
(Median)
$27K
$42K
$75K
MEDIAN: $42,408
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50%
90%

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$12.37 - $25.41
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$26,933 - $74,887  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
Total Pay (?
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$27,296 - $62,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $25.41  
   
Overtime
$15.24 - $31.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$27,296 - $62,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Customer Service and Cabinetry Installation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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. Cabinet Installers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $33K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $36K. On average, Cabinet Installers make $40K following one to two decades on the job. As Cabinet Installers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $46K.

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Experience Affects Cabinet Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

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 7%

National Average
$38,000

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 3%

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
34%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

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