Woodworker Salary

Men account for the majority of Woodworkers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.67 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one-seventh collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,339 - $86,809
$20K
$43K
$87K
MEDIAN: $43,448
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50%
90%

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$10.26 - $23.00
$10
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.67
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$20,339 - $86,809  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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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$22,111 - $51,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $23.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$15.48 - $30.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$22,111 - $51,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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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

Pay by Experience for a Woodworker has a positive trend. An entry-level Woodworker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Woodworker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Woodworker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 42 salaries. A Woodworker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 30 salaries.

Key Stats for Woodworker

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Woodworker Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 63%