Average Woodworker Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Woodworker is $16.00.
MEDIAN $16.00
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $24
$102 - $9,787
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,769
$0 - $53,500
Total Pay
$24,365 - $53,657

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Job Description for Woodworker

Woodworker Tasks
  • Create new products out of various types of wood, such as cabinets, furniture, and building materials.
  • Design custom projects as per client request.
  • 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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Woodworker. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Project Manager, Construction
Cabinet Maker
Production Supervisor, Manufacturing
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Woodworker

Skills in Machine Operation, Precision Measurement, Problem Solving and Cabinetry Installation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Assembler.

Pay by Experience Level for Woodworker

An entry-level Woodworker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.30 based on 15 salaries. An early career Woodworker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.35 based on 111 salaries. A mid-career Woodworker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.49 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Woodworker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.83 based on 64 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Woodworker in their job title in Sarasota, Florida earn an average of 22.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (15.5% less), Grand Rapids, Michigan (6.3% less) and Austin, Texas (6.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 326 survey responses.
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