Furniture Finisher Salary
For Furniture Finishers, hourly average wages total $16.16 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-half lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Furniture Finishers. The vast majority of Furniture Finishers (86 percent) survey respondents are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$16,913 - $79,463|
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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).)
|$26,373 - $53,980|
|Hourly Rate||$12.19 - $24.48|
|Overtime||$17.54 - $38.30|
|Total Pay (||$26,373 - $53,980|
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.Read More...
Furniture finishers often replace parts for furniture, and some are made in-shop while others are fabricated elsewhere. For specific projects, they usually provide an estimated time-frame for completing the work, taking into account outside factors or potential errors, and they must keep their working area clean and neat at all times, as outside interference or dirt can cause problems during the restoration process.
Interpersonal skills are highly beneficial for this position, as furniture finishers often work in teams and groups, and they must also be willing to please customers who have demanding or difficult requests for their furniture. A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position.
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Furniture Finisher
Pay by Experience for a Furniture Finisher has a positive trend. An entry-level Furniture Finisher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Furniture Finisher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Furniture Finisher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 45 salaries. A Furniture Finisher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 33 salaries.
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