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Furniture Manufacturing Workers


Workers in furniture manufacturing occupations make items such as chairs, sofas, tables, beds, dressers, and desks that make rooms ready for use. Many of these workers are self-employed. Those on staff are employed at furniture manufacturing companies, repair firms, or restoration shops, cutting, shaping, assembling, finishing, and/or upholstering a variety of pieces of furniture.

Part of the home furnishings industry, furniture manufacturing provides employment opportunities for a variety of people, including a number of specialists. For example, there are about 115,900 cabinetmakers and bench carpenters, 21,200 furniture finishers, 38,300 upholsterers, and 80,500 woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders (except sawing) in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits


Hands On


Career Ladder
Inspector, or Supervisor, or Self Employed

Pattern or Sample Maker

Finisher or Assembler

Machine Operator

Stock Mover, or Helper, or Assistant

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