Woodworker Salary

A sizeable majority of Woodworkers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $15.33 per hour. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while approximately one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one in ten. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,255 - $93,080
(Median)
$26K
$51K
$93K
MEDIAN: $50,562
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$9.65 - $25.24
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$26,255 - $93,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,946  
Total Pay (?
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$20,366 - $61,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $25.24  
   
Overtime
$15.31 - $42.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,946  
   
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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$20,366 - $61,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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.


For many Woodworkers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $27K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $37K. On average, Woodworkers make $39K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $48K.

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Experience Affects Woodworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 55%
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