Men account for the majority of Woodworkers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.46 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and approximately one in six earn dental coverage. Most Woodworkers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$23,270 - $87,586
$23K
$45K
$88K
MEDIAN: $45,000
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90%

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$10.26 - $22.71
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MEDIAN: $15.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$23,270 - $87,586  
   
Bonus
$700  
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
Total Pay (?
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$22,477 - $50,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $22.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$15.55 - $30.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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).
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$22,477 - $50,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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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.

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Woodworker Tasks

  • Create new products out of various types of wood, such as cabinets, furniture, and building materials.
  • Design custom projects as per client request.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Woodworker

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


Woodworkers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $30K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $34K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Woodworkers make a median salary of $39K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $43K.

Key Stats for Woodworker

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
029
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Woodworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 63%
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