Men make up the majority of Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers in the United States, bringing in about $17.60 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just under a half enjoy medical while close to one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around an eighth. The majority of Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,201 - $76,596
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$30K
$42K
$77K
MEDIAN: $41,904
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$12.16 - $24.95
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$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,201 - $76,596  
   
Bonus
$976  
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$26,957 - $56,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $24.95  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $37.40  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$976  
   
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$26,957 - $56,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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

  • Select lumber, materials and supplies.
  • Work from blueprints, sketches and drawings in addition to verbal and written descriptions to accomplish the job.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $42K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter Salaries

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 7%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 5%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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