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Woodworkers Salary Information

The salary statistics of woodworkers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of woodworkers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of woodworkers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The woodworkers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Woodworkers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,080
25th Percentile Wage
$24,960
50th Percentile Wage
$30,900
75th Percentile Wage
$38,690
90th Percentile Wage
$48,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for woodworkers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) woodworkers is $48,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,080. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 131% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of woodworkers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$30,900
2.23% 7.96%
2016
$30,210
2.35% -
2015
$29,500
1.97% -
2014
$28,920
1.00% -
2013
$28,630
0.66% -
2012
$28,440
- -

Table 2. Woodworkers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of woodworkers in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for woodworkers occupations is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $55,730. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $24,330).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$55,730
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,980
Educational Services
$39,370
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,110
Construction
$36,760
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,120
Retail Trade
$33,390
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$31,640
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$31,170
Manufacturing
$30,730
Wholesale Trade
$29,890
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$29,450
Health Care and Social Assistance
$27,540
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,330

Table 3. Salaries of Woodworkers Related Occupations

The average annual salary of woodworkers related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Wood Model Makers and Patternmakers
$51,470
Wood Model Makers
$50,150
Wood Patternmakers
$49,490
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
$39,960
Furniture Finishers
$39,080
Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$34,940
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
$29,590
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$29,100
Other Woodworkers
$23,510



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