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.

$16,913 - $79,463
$17K
$47K
$79K
MEDIAN: $47,273
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$12.19 - $24.48
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$24
MEDIAN: $16.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$16,913 - $79,463  
   
Bonus
$101.74  
Total Pay (?
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$26,373 - $53,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $24.48  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $38.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$101.74  
   
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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$26,373 - $53,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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

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.

Furniture Finisher Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Furniture Finisher?

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.

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
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Furniture Finisher Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 50%
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