Furniture Designer Salary

For Furniture Designers, annual average wages total $49K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, somewhere between a fifth and a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Male Furniture Designers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,186 - $87,262
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$87K
MEDIAN: $48,845
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50%
90%

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$12.04 - $51.52
(Median)
$12
$19
$52
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,186 - $87,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
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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$31,153 - $90,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $51.52  
   
Overtime
$25.86  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
   
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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$31,153 - $90,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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

  • 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. Fortunate workers who know Product Development command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 90 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD and Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Furniture Designer

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


Furniture Designers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. Furniture Designers bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $69K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Furniture Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Furniture Designer Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 90%

National Average
$48,000

up arrow 5%

AutoCAD
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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