Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter Salary

Male Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.32 per hour in the United States. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Half enjoy medical while just under a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one in ten. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,161 - $60,820

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$11.65 - $24.80

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,161 - $60,820  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
Total Pay (?
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$25,249 - $55,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $24.80  
   
Overtime
$15.76 - $34.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
   
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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$25,249 - $55,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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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 only report a few specific skills. Cabinetry Installation and Manufacturing Fabrication are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter

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


Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $31K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $42K.

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Experience Affects Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Cabinetmaker, Bench Carpenter Salaries

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 12%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 9%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 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
31%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 51%
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