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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 93,650 cabinetmakers and bench carpenters, 16,480 furniture finishers, and 30,180 upholsterers in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




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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