Furniture Designer Salary

Pay for Furniture Designers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Furniture Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — between a fifth and a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and just over a half have dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Furniture Designers (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,659 - $73,891
$36K
$49K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,812
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50%
90%

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$12.14 - $26.19
$12
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,659 - $73,891  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
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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$31,592 - $73,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $26.19  
   
Overtime
$19.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
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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$31,592 - $73,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Furniture Designer

A furniture designer is a profession that can include both artistic flair and in-depth understanding of industrial function in conceiving and introducing designs. Employers of furniture designers may use them in wide roles; for instance, a home furnishings company may employ a furniture designer to create furniture with creative and decorative elements for homeowners. Some designers also work for furniture companies which create chairs and desks for classrooms or office/cubicle use. In this latter case, furniture designers are tasked with seeking function over form.

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Furniture Designer Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Furniture Designer

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Furniture Designers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $35K on average.

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Key Stats for Furniture Designer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Furniture Designer Salaries

▲32%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$44,000

▼5%

Late-Career
▼20%

Skills That Affect Furniture Designer Salaries

Product Development
▲105%

AutoCAD
▲2%

National Average
$44,000

▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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