Furniture Designer Salary

The average Furniture Designer in the United States earns approximately $47K per year. Most Furniture Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Furniture Designers (57 percent) survey respondents. While about one in three report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,979 - $95,000

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$11.33 - $82.41

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$31,979 - $95,000  
   
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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$27,555 - $98,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $82.41  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$27,555 - $98,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Product Development and Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 88 percent and 17 percent, respectively.

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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $42K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $50K on average. Furniture Designers see a median salary of $66K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Furniture Designers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $69K.

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Experience Affects Furniture Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Furniture Designer Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 88%

Design
up arrow 17%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 34%
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