Furniture Finisher Salary
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.
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.
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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.
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