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Woodworker Salary

Woodworkers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.40 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to just over two-fifths, and approximately one-fifth earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,940 - $88,000
(Median)
$29K
$48K
$88K
MEDIAN: $48,449
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$9.58 - $25.22
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$28,940 - $88,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$20,344 - $60,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $25.22  
   
Overtime
$15.39 - $42.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$20,344 - $60,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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.


Woodworkers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $28K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $37K. Woodworkers see a median salary of $39K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $49K.

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Experience Affects Woodworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 56%
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