Men make up the majority of Woodworkers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $15.38 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to more than two-fifths, and just under one-fifth earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$23,489 - $86,809
(Median)
$23K
$43K
$87K
MEDIAN: $43,448
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$10.12 - $22.27
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$23,489 - $86,809  
   
Bonus
$700  
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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).
)
$21,458 - $49,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $22.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$15.36 - $29.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$700  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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).
)
$21,458 - $49,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Woodworker

A woodworker is a specialty craftsman, who may work in a variety of applications that involve wooden materials. In construction or remodeling work, a woodworker's job may be similar to a carpenter's. A woodworker can also be called in to help create specialized items that involve carving or shaping wood materials. However, the woodworker's job differs from a carpenter's, in that the latter profession involves building and creating larger systems within a building. A woodworker typically does the intricate and artistic work on the original pieces.

Read More...

Woodworker Tasks

  • 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.

Woodworker Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Woodworker

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


Woodworkers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $31K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Woodworkers make a median salary of $37K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $44K.

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Woodworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 57%
ADVERTISEMENT