Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.72 per hour nationwide. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one-fifth collect dental insurance. The majority of Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,609 - $97,871
$31K
$44K
$98K
MEDIAN: $44,494
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90%

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$12.25 - $25.16
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$30,609 - $97,871  
   
Bonus
$850  
Total Pay (?
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$27,131 - $58,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $25.16  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $37.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$850  
   
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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$27,131 - $58,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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Job Description for Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter

Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters generally work with wood products to create items of use such as tables, chairs, and benches. They measure and cut different types of wood (typically using woodworking machines such as power saws and jointers), as well as assemble and finish products. They must incorporate factors such as the quality of the wood, knots, and the intricacy of designs into their work, which may include pricing. Increasingly, computer software is used in cabinetmakers' and bench carpenters' work, and so skills in related design and manufacturing software may be preferred or required in this trade. These professionals must also know how to work with nails, glue, dowels, clamps, and other tools needed to assemble completed wood products. Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters must also be skilled in sanding, staining, and other methods necessary to finish wood.

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Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter Tasks

  • Build closets, counters, shelves, cabinets, doors, bulletin boards, windows, wall panels and other related finish carpentry items.
  • Dismantle or demolish and remove designated items prior to the commencement of repairs.
  • Select lumber, materials and supplies.
  • Work from blueprints, sketches and drawings in addition to verbal and written descriptions to accomplish the job.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter

Pay by Experience for a Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter has a positive trend. An entry-level Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 59 salaries. A Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 66 salaries.

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Key Stats for Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter Salaries

Manufacturing Fabrication
▲4%

National Average
$39,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 58%