Median pay for Art & Mirror Framers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.13 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though geography and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. About a fifth enjoy medical while around a seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around a tenth. The majority of Art & Mirror Framers (61 percent) who took the survey are women. For the most part, Art & Mirror Framers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$18,548 - $39,666
(Median)
$19K
$35K
$40K
MEDIAN: $34,817
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$8.97 - $17.11
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,548 - $39,666  
   
Bonus
$51.06 - $3,915  
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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$18,798 - $37,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.97 - $17.11  
   
Overtime
$14.88 - $26.52  
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
$51.06 - $3,915  
   
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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$18,798 - $37,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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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Many Art & Mirror Framers move into a Graphic Artist & Designer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $36K per year.

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With a median salary of $21K, Michaels Stores provides Art & Mirror Framers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $27K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Framer - Art, Mirrors, Pictures


Typical Art & Mirror Framers report a focused set of job skills. 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 familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Sales.

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

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


For many Art & Mirror Framers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $22K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $26K. For Art & Mirror Framers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $30K. Art & Mirror Framers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $32K.

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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 25%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Framer - Art, Mirrors, Pictures Salaries

National Average
$26,000

Design
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
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Sales
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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