Furniture Finisher Salary

Furniture Finishers in the United States take home approximately $16.21 per hour on average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — a little over a half lack coverage. On the flip side, approximately two in five have medical insurance and about a third receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$16,913 - $71,517
$17K
$45K
$72K
MEDIAN: $45,247
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50%
90%

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$11.96 - $23.00
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.32
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$0$71K
Salary $16,913 - $71,517
Bonus $509
Total Pay (?
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$26,038 - $52,915
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.96 - $23.00
Overtime $16.00 - $37.77
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $509
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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$26,038 - $52,915
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 131

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Job Description for Furniture Finisher

Furniture finishers are tasked with evaluating, repairing, and maintaining wood furniture to keep it in optimal condition. These finishers typically inspect furniture to identify any damage and offer solutions for how to repair or restore the piece, and both prior experience with full and minor restoration and the ability to work on modern and antique furniture are necessary for this position.

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Furniture Finisher Tasks

  • Spray and wipe lacquer stains, sealer and top coats.
  • Maintain finishing equipment.
  • Perform quality checks according to quality standards.
  • Repairs parts of furniture as needed.
  • Prepare furniture for finishing by filling, sanding, smoothing, distressing furniture before applying finish.

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Pay by Experience Level for Furniture Finisher

Pay by Experience for a Furniture Finisher has a positive trend. An entry-level Furniture Finisher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Furniture Finisher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Furniture Finisher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 45 salaries. A Furniture Finisher 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 33 salaries.

Furniture Finisher Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Furniture Finisher?

Furniture Finisher in Springfield:
Respect the process do not let your employer rush the process of finishing.

Furniture Finisher in Fitchburg:
"They Didn't Keep Their Promise."
Get promises in writing before you accept the job. Keep personal business to yourself and don't give in to their pressure. Keep your thoughts of others to yourself as some places have back stabbers who talk nicely to your face then cut you to pieces when your back is turned.

Furniture Finisher in Phoenix:
Pros: I love working for my company. It has made me grow up on my skills and also to be more excellent on my finishes.
Cons: To much stress, a lot on the demanding side, but I think I do more then a 13.00 hourly paid worker. Even if they give me more I can not do more, on my production side we have to see reality some time is impossible to hit the deadlines schedules.

Key Stats for Furniture Finisher

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Furniture Finisher Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 57%
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