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Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter Salary

A sizeable majority of Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $17.55 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Close to one-half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a fourth collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,292 - $68,506
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$69K
MEDIAN: $38,396
10%
50%
90%

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$11.69 - $25.32
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,292 - $68,506  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
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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$25,623 - $58,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $25.32  
   
Overtime
$15.49 - $35.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
   
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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$25,623 - $58,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233

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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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Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers note just a narrow range of job skills. Cabinetry Installation and Manufacturing Fabrication are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 8 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter

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


For Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $31K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $34K. Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $42K.

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Experience Affects Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter Salaries

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 12%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 8%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 51%
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