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Furniture Designer Salary

Furniture Designers in the United States take home an average $46K annually. The majority of Furniture Designers (61 percent) who took the survey are women. While some workers in this profession — one-third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and nearly two in five have dental insurance. Most Furniture Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$30,000 - $80,000
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$80K
MEDIAN: $45,643
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90%

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$14.00 - $56.00
(Median)
$14
$28
$56
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$30,000 - $80,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$30,791 - $90,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $56.00  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
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).
)
$30,791 - $90,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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Survey takers who work as 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 92 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Furniture Designer

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


For many Furniture Designers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. Furniture Designers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $57K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $69K on average.

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Experience Affects Furniture Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Furniture Designer Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 92%

Design
up arrow 9%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 32%