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Life As a Woodworker

Position Description All woodworkers not listed separately.

Types of Woodworker Jobs

  • Veneer Patcher
  • Timber Framer
  • Pole Framer
  • Hand Woodworking Sander
  • Airplane Woodworker

Job Demand for Woodworkers

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 12,100 jobs in the United States for Woodworker. 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. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 1,400 job openings in this field each year.


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.

Do Woodworkers Make A Lot Of Money?

The typical yearly salary for Woodworkers is somewhere between $20,990 and $54,200.


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

Where Woodworkers Work


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



Image Credit: Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert via Public domain

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