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What is a Woodworker?

Job Description: All woodworkers not listed separately.

  • Loft Worker Apprentice
  • Shaper
  • Hand Woodworking Sander
  • Smoking Pipe Maker
  • Furniture Reproducer

Job Opportunities for Woodworkers

There were about 12,100 jobs for Woodworker in 2016 (in the United States). 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. There will be an estimated 1,400 positions for Woodworker per 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 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 different U.S. states?

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


Woodworkers work in the following industries:



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