Woodworker Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Woodworkers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $15.37 per hour nationwide. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a half, and nearly one-fifth earn dental coverage. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Woodworkers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,255 - $93,080
(Median)
$26K
$51K
$93K
MEDIAN: $50,562
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$9.67 - $25.18
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$26,255 - $93,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,946  
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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$20,384 - $61,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $25.18  
   
Overtime
$15.31 - $42.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,946  
   
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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$20,384 - $61,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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.


Woodworkers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $27K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Woodworkers make a median salary of $39K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $48K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Woodworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 54%
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