Framer - Art, Mirrors, Pictures Salary

For Art & Mirror Framers, hourly average wages total $12.09 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Art & Mirror Framers (63 percent) who took the survey are women. About a fourth enjoy medical while approximately one-seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in ten. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Art & Mirror Framers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$16,778 - $56,618
(Median)
$17K
$30K
$57K
MEDIAN: $30,397
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$8.92 - $16.40
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$16,778 - $56,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $776  
Profit Sharing
$410.00  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$18,419 - $36,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.92 - $16.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28  
Overtime
$12.65 - $26.00  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $776  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$410.00  
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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$18,419 - $36,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 303
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Job Description for Framer - Art, Mirrors, Pictures

A framer works in frame shops, photography studios, and museums in order to frame works of art, mirrors and photographs. Some positions may be full-time, while others may be part-time or seasonal.

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Framer - Art, Mirrors, Pictures Tasks

  • Understand full line of framing products and corresponding prices.
  • Use artistic ability to make recommendations to client regarding glass, matting and frame options.
  • Consult with client on design/layout of picture to frame.
  • Use all hand tools and computer tools available to create frame products.

Common Career Paths for Framer - Art, Mirrors, Pictures


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Art & Mirror Framers who move on to become Graphic Artists & Designers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Graphic Artists & Designers get paid an average of $36K per year.

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Popular Skills for Framer - Art, Mirrors, Pictures


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Art & Mirror Framers who took the survey. Those who have experience with Design, Customer Service, and Sales can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Framer - Art, Mirrors, Pictures

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Art & Mirror Framers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $22K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $26K. For Art & Mirror Framers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $29K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $31K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Framer - Art, Mirrors, Pictures Advice

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Framer - Art, Mirrors, Pictures in Boston:
"80% can be learned in weeks , the other 20% takes years."
Half of picture framing is design/sales , the other half is hand crafting the final product.

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Experience Affects Framer - Art, Mirrors, Pictures Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Framer - Art, Mirrors, Pictures Salaries

National Average
$26,000

Design
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Sales
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 73%
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