Cabinet Maker Salary

Male Cabinet Makers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.35 per hour in the United States. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little less than a fifth collect dental insurance. Most Cabinet Makers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,749 - $64,564
$25K
$44K
$65K
MEDIAN: $43,788
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50%
90%

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$11.90 - $25.38
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.25
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50%
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$0$64K
Salary $24,749 - $64,564
Bonus $246.58 - $3,077
Profit Sharing $2,450
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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$25,207 - $59,941
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.90 - $25.38
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $17.81 - $36.75
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $246.58 - $3,077
Profit Sharing $2,450
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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$25,207 - $59,941
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 596

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Job Description for Cabinet Maker

Cabinet makers work with a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, and steel. They work in both residential and commercial settings to build and install cabinetry and storage sections. In some situations, cabinet makers are also designers; in others, they are simply required to be able to read and follow blueprints and implement the vision of a designer or architect.

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Cabinet Maker Tasks

  • Build cabinets with the aid of blueprints, specifications, and part calculations.
  • Prepare cost and time estimates in addition to conserving use of equipment and supplies.
  • Trim and verify dimensions before fastening and adhering components; sanding, staining, sealing and painting surfaces; and adding hardware.
  • Cut and shape selected wood by operating power saws, planers, sanders, jointers, routers, and nailers.

Common Career Paths for Cabinet Maker


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Cabinet Makers do not often transition into Construction Project Manager roles. The role averages $70K per year. The most common next step for a Cabinet Maker is to become a Bench Carpenter Cabinetmaker or a Cabinetmaker Foreman. The former position pays an additional $1K per year on average, and the latter position pays $6K more per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Maker

Pay by Experience for a Cabinet Maker has a positive trend. An entry-level Cabinet Maker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 180 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cabinet Maker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 145 salaries. An experienced Cabinet Maker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 247 salaries. A Cabinet Maker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 213 salaries.

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Key Stats for Cabinet Maker

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Cabinet Maker Salaries

▲20%

▲11%

National Average
$38,000

▼1%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Cabinet Maker Salaries

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▲63%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲11%

foreman
▲11%



CNC/NC
▲1%

Design
▼0%

National Average
$38,000

Manufacturing Fabrication
▼6%

Cabinet Maker
▼8%

Blueprints
▼14%

Assembler
▼22%

Painting
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 60%
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