Furniture Designer Salary

Pay for Furniture Designers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $47K annually. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly one-half get dental coverage, too. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Work is enjoyable for Furniture Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$31,555 - $95,955
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$96K
MEDIAN: $47,331
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90%

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$11.47 - $76.00
(Median)
$11
$28
$76
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$31,555 - $95,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
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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$27,457 - $98,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $76.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
   
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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$27,457 - $98,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Furniture Designer

  • Research, draft, and design furniture items.
  • Responsible for material selection and recommendation.
  • Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval.

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Furniture Designers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Product Development and Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 87 percent and 16 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Furniture Designer

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $43K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $51K. Furniture Designers see a median salary of $70K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Furniture Designers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $69K.

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Experience Affects Furniture Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 44%

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Furniture Designer Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 87%

Design
up arrow 16%

AutoCAD
0%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 35%
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