|Quick Facts: Woodworkers|
$33,750 per year
$16.23 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|See How to Become One|
|8% (As fast as average)|
Woodworkers manufacture a variety of products, such as cabinets and furniture, using wood, veneers, and laminates.
Most woodworkers are employed in manufacturing industries. Although their working conditions vary, woodworkers may encounter machinery noise and wood dust.
A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required to become a woodworker. Although some entry-level jobs may be learned in 1 month or less, becoming proficient typically requires several months to more than a year of on-the-job training. The ability to use computer-controlled machinery also is important.
The median annual wage for woodworkers was $33,750 in May 2020.
Overall employment of woodworkers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 28,400 openings for woodworkers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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