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What Does it Take to Be a Woodworker?

Position Description All woodworkers not listed separately.

Types of Woodworker Jobs

  • Wood Casket Assembler
  • Piano Case Maker
  • Loft Worker Apprentice
  • Belly Builder
  • Stock Checker

Job Opportunities for Woodworkers

In the United States, there were 12,100 jobs for Woodworker in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 3.3% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 400 new jobs for Woodworker by 2026. The BLS estimates 1,400 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Woodworker are Iowa, Florida, and California. Watch out if you plan on working in Maine, Utah, or Oklahoma. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for a Woodworker

The salary for Woodworkers ranges between about $20,990 and $54,200 a year.


Woodworkers who work in Washington, Pennsylvania, or California, make the highest salaries.

How much do Woodworkers make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $27,520
Arizona $39,270
California $44,570
Colorado $44,990
Florida $40,080
Georgia $31,760
Hawaii $37,950
Idaho $31,390
Indiana $40,910
Iowa $26,800
Louisiana $36,890
Maryland $37,690
Minnesota $30,080
Missouri $25,440
New Jersey $40,130
New Mexico $35,000
New York $42,460
North Carolina $37,820
Ohio $32,850
Oregon $33,390
Pennsylvania $49,670
Tennessee $31,660
Texas $35,180
Utah $42,550
Vermont $31,900
Virginia $41,300
Washington $60,040
Wisconsin $29,610

Woodworkers Sector


The table below shows the approximate number of Woodworkers employed by various industries.



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