Furniture Finisher Salary

The average Furniture Finisher in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.50 per hour. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (87 percent) of Furniture Finishers who answered the questionnaire are male. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, close to one-half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,800 - $68,250
$44K
MEDIAN: $44,000
50%

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$12.13 - $24.16
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$44,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$25,981 - $55,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $24.16  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $38.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
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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$25,981 - $55,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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.


Furniture Finishers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Furniture Finishers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $41K.

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
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Furniture Finisher Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲1%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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