Furniture finishers

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Total Workforce

9.24k

Average Age

46.4

Estimated Job Growth

-0.446%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$30,900

Average Male Salary

$33,328

Average Female Salary

$18,208

About

Furniture finishers are most often employed by the Furniture & related product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Furniture finishers was $30,900 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Furniture finishers by wage are Refuse & recyclable material collectors, Medical assistants, and Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers.

Furniture finishers are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

The top 3 locations that employ the most Furniture finishers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Furniture finishers are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Furniture finishers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Furniture & related product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Furniture finishers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Furniture finishers, by average wage, is Personal & household goods repair & maintenance. Furniture finishers are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$30,900

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,498

In 2017, Furniture finishers earned an average of $30,900, $21,165 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Refuse & recyclable material collectors make somewhat more than Furniture finishers while Medical assistants make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Furniture finishers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.284

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Furniture finishers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.284, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Furniture finishers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Furniture finishers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Furniture finishers, by number of employees, are Furniture & related product manufacturing and Personal & household goods repair & maintenance.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Furniture finishers, by average wage, are Personal & household goods repair & maintenance and Furniture & related product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

9.24k

2017 Workforce

± 2,360

-8.71%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 38.7%

The number of people employed as Furniture finishers has been declining at a rate of -8.71%, from 10,123 people in 2016 to 9,241 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Furniture finishers employed by various industries. Furniture & related product manufacturing employs the largest share of Furniture finishers at  43.8%, followed by Personal & household goods repair & maintenance with 26.7% and false with 0%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Furniture finishers in the US. The average age of male Furniture finishers in the workforce is 48.1 and of female Furniture finishers is 37.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Furniture finishers is White.

Gender Composition

7.76k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,162

1.48k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 946

83.9% of Furniture finishers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Furniture finishers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Furniture finishers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

74.2% of Furniture finishers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.4% of Furniture finishers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Furniture finishers.

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Age by Gender

48.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.76

37.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 8.71

The median age of Furniture finishers is 46.4, and Male employees are generally 10.7 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Furniture finishers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Furniture finishers is false but a relatively high number of Furniture finishers hold a major in false.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Furniture finishers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Furniture finishers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Active Listening, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Furniture finishers need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Furniture finishers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Furniture finishers are expected to see a growth of -0.446% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-0.446%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Furniture finishers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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