Furniture Finisher Salary

Furniture Finishers in the United States take home approximately $16.27 per hour on average. While just under one-half report receiving no health benefits, slightly less than half do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for Furniture Finishers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Furniture Finishers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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

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$12.03 - $24.60
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.27
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$44,000  
   
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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$25,613 - $55,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $24.60  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $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).
)
$25,613 - $55,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $29K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. Furniture Finishers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $43K.

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
15 %
Male
85 %

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
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Furniture Finisher Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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