Furniture finishers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
9.35k
Average Age
44.2
Estimated Job Growth
−4.02%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$34,150
Average Male Salary
$36,221
Average Female Salary
$25,789

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 High Point City PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,150
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,106

In 2020, Furniture finishers earned an average of $34,150, $21,804 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Etchers & engravers make somewhat more than Furniture finishers while Print binding & finishing workers 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

0.305
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Furniture finishers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.305, 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

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Industries by Share

9.35k
2020 Workforce
± 2,373
−4.22%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 37.1%

The number of people employed as Furniture finishers has been declining at a rate of −4.22%, from 9,757 people in 2019 to 9,345 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Furniture finishers employed by various industries. Furniture & related product manufacturing employs the largest share of Furniture finishers at  41.9%, followed by Personal & household goods repair & maintenance with 27.1% and Miscellaneous wood products with 10.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Furniture finishers in the US. The average age of male Furniture finishers in the workforce is 44.2 and of female Furniture finishers is 44.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Furniture finishers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

7.49k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,125
1.86k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,057

80.1% of Furniture finishers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

63.1% of Furniture finishers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.2% 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 Sex

44.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.21
44.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 10.3

The median age of Furniture finishers is 44.2, and Male employees are generally 0.0166 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

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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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