Salary for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

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Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters assemble and repair wooden products and woodworking machines. Their job can be dangerous as they are often required to deal with sharp tools. It is often required that potential applicants for this position have already completed their technical school in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires up to two years of job training on-site.

A Cabinetmaker or Bench Carpenter can earn average salaries in a range of $25,310 to $57,460 depending on education and experience. will normally get an average pay level of thirty-eight thousand nine hundred dollars each year.

make the highest salary in Hawaii, where they receive compensation, on average, of close to about $53,240. Professionals that work in these jobs make the highest salary in Public Administration, where they receive average pay levels of $55,120.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.80 percent nationwide in that time.


Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Educational Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Retail Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Wholesale Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance