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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Woodworkers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $48,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,510. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 134% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of woodworkers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $49,620. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $24,430).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Educational Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Retail Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance
Wholesale Trade
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

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 Patternmakers
Wood Model Makers and Patternmakers
Wood Model Makers
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
Furniture Finishers
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
Other Woodworkers
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders


Highest paying industries for woodworkers.