Earnings for Furniture Finishers in the United States come in at around $16.61 per hour on average. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just over two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by close to a third. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Furniture Finishers are male. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,030 - $78,906
$17K
$42K
$79K
MEDIAN: $41,985
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$12.00 - $24.22
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$24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$17,030 - $78,906  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
Total Pay (?
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$25,009 - $56,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $24.22  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $39.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
   
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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$25,009 - $56,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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Job Description for Furniture Finisher

Furniture finishers are tasked with evaluating, repairing, and maintaining wood furniture to keep it in optimal condition. These finishers typically inspect furniture to identify any damage and offer solutions for how to repair or restore the piece, and both prior experience with full and minor restoration and the ability to work on modern and antique furniture are necessary for this position.

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Furniture Finisher Tasks

  • Spray and wipe lacquer stains, sealer and top coats.
  • Maintain finishing equipment.
  • Perform quality checks according to quality standards.
  • Repairs parts of furniture as needed.
  • Prepare furniture for finishing by filling, sanding, smoothing, distressing furniture before applying finish.

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Pay by Experience Level for Furniture Finisher

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 $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $39K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $40K.

Furniture Finisher Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Furniture Finisher in Fitchburg:
"They Didn't Keep Their Promise."
Get promises in writing before you accept the job. Keep personal business to yourself and don't give in to their pressure. Keep your thoughts of others to yourself as some places have back stabbers who talk nicely to your face then cut you to pieces when your back is turned.

What is it like working as a Furniture Finisher?

Furniture Finisher in Phoenix:
Pros: I love working for my company. It has made me grow up on my skills and also to be more excellent on my finishes.
Cons: To much stress, a lot on the demanding side, but I think I do more then a 13.00 hourly paid worker. Even if they give me more I can not do more, on my production side we have to see reality some time is impossible to hit the deadlines schedules.

Key Stats for Furniture Finisher

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Furniture Finisher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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