Average Cabinet Maker Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Cabinet Maker is $17.72.
MEDIAN $17.72
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $26
$199 - $2,740
Profit Sharing
$155 - $8,726
Total Pay
$25,600 - $60,497

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Job Description for Cabinet Maker

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Cabinet Maker. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Cabinet Maker
Cabinet Builder
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Cabinet Maker

Skills in Cabinetry Installation, Machine Operation and Kitchen/Bath are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include CNC/NC and Assembler.

Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Maker

An entry-level Cabinet Maker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.03 based on 128 salaries. An early career Cabinet Maker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.51 based on 329 salaries. A mid-career Cabinet Maker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.39 based on 254 salaries. An experienced Cabinet Maker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.06 based on 359 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Cabinet Maker in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 28.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.6% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (13.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (4.1% less).

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