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Woodworker Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Woodworkers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $15.33 per hour nationwide. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while about a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,710 - $81,703
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$82K
MEDIAN: $47,444
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50%
90%

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$9.34 - $24.72
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,710 - $81,703  
   
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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$20,137 - $59,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $24.72  
   
Overtime
$15.39 - $42.71  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$20,137 - $59,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Woodworkers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. On average, Woodworkers make $39K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $48K on average.

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Experience Affects Woodworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

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
31%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 55%