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Woodworker Salary

A sizeable majority of Woodworkers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $15.73 per hour. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while a little less than a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Woodworkers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$24,705 - $61,833
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,252
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$9.50 - $26.09
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,705 - $61,833  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
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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$20,190 - $60,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $26.09  
   
Overtime
$15.24 - $43.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
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).
)
$20,190 - $60,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
United States (change)

Job Description for Woodworker

  • Measure, cut, and assemble wood according to blueprints.
  • Operate power tools, apply stains and varnishes, and use wood glue as needed to complete a project.
  • Create new products out of various types of wood, such as cabinets, furniture, and building materials.
  • Design custom projects as per client request.

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Pay by Experience Level for Woodworker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Woodworkers. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $26K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. Woodworkers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $49K on average.

Experience Affects Woodworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 56%