Woodworker Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Woodworkers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $15.51 per hour nationwide. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately half, and just under one in five earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$25,696 - $80,000
(Median)
$26K
$46K
$80K
MEDIAN: $46,332
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90%

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$9.90 - $23.69
(Median)
$9
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$25,696 - $80,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$20,996 - $59,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $23.69  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $39.42  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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).
)
$20,996 - $59,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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

  • 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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $29K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $48K on average.

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Experience Affects Woodworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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