Furniture finishers

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2019 Workforce
8.26k
Average Age
39.6
Estimated Job Growth
−4.02%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$41,412
Average Male Salary
$43,994
Average Female Salary
$28,292

About

Furniture finishers are most often employed by the Furniture & related product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Furniture finishers was $41,412 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Furniture finishers by wage are Proofreaders & copy markers, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, and Cargo & freight agents.

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 Miscellaneous wood products. Furniture finishers are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$41,412
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,154

In 2019, Furniture finishers earned an average of $41,412, $14,112 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Cargo & freight agents make somewhat more than Furniture finishers while Proofreaders & copy markers 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

0.221
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Furniture finishers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.221, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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, Personal & household goods repair & maintenance, and Miscellaneous wood products.

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Industries by Share

8.26k
2019 Workforce
± 2,232
−15.4%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 43.4%

The number of people employed as Furniture finishers has been declining at a rate of −15.4%, from 9,764 people in 2018 to 8,264 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Furniture finishers employed by various industries. Furniture & related product manufacturing employs the largest share of Furniture finishers at  37.8%, followed by Personal & household goods repair & maintenance with 27.5% and Miscellaneous wood products with 16%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Furniture finishers in the US. The average age of male Furniture finishers in the workforce is 40.9 and of female Furniture finishers is 32.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Furniture finishers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

6.91k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,040
1.36k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 905

83.6% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

78.1% of Furniture finishers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.1% of Furniture finishers, White (Hispanic) 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

40.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.03
32.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 9.41

The median age of Furniture finishers is 39.6, and Male employees are generally 7.97 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 Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Furniture finishers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

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 Repairing, Equipment Selection, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Furniture Finishers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Furniture Finishers are expected to see a growth of −4.02% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−4.02%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Furniture Finishers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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