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Woodworker Salary

Male Woodworkers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.33 per hour in the United States. Most Woodworkers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while just under one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one in ten. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$28,940 - $88,000
(Median)
$29K
$48K
$88K
MEDIAN: $48,449
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90%

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$9.69 - $25.32
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$28,940 - $88,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,976  
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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$20,469 - $61,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $25.32  
   
Overtime
$15.35 - $42.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,976  
   
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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$20,469 - $61,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $27K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. Woodworkers bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $49K.

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Experience Affects Woodworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 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
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 57%
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