Salary for Floor Sanders and Finishers

Also known as:  Floor Finisher, Floor Refinisher, Floor Sander, Floor Sanding Machine Operator, Floor Scraper, Hardwood Finisher

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The career of a floor sander or finisher is similar to that of a carpet installer or floor layer. Floor sanders and finishers sand, polish or stain flooring in homes, restaurants and other buildings. While their work is not as dangerous as other construction work, there is still a higher rate of injury than most careers as many power tools are used and there is a good amount of kneeling involved in the work. There is also the potential to catch illnesses as floor sanders and finishers are usually working in buildings with many other people in a small space. Other than a high school diploma or GED, floor sanders and finishers do not usually need any formal training or education to be hired. Most floor layers learn their trade in the first few months of being employed.

A Floor Sander or Finisher usually gets an average pay level ranging between 24000 and 36000 based on experience and education levels. Floor Sanders and Finishers will most likely receive salaries of Thirty Four Thousand Three Hundred dollars every year.

Floor Sanders and Finishers are paid at the highest level in California, which has normal pay levels of near $43950. People who work inside these careers are paid at the highest level in Construction, where they can get average pay levels of $38140.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.22 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Floor Sanders and Finishers tend to make the most in the following industries
Retail Trade $38,140
Construction $34,600
Wholesale Trade $33,230
Manufacturing $26,760
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $26,760
Wholesale Trade $33,230
Construction $34,600
Retail Trade $38,140
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