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Carver Hand Salary

$32,952 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Carver Hand is $32,952 a year and $16 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Carver Hand is between $25,310 and $39,189. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Carves ornamental designs into wooden furniture parts, using handtools and woodworking machines: studies sketches and dimensions of ornamental designs submitted by architect, customer, or design department, visualizes finished product, and draws design to scale, using drawing instruments.
  • Transfers design to wooden furniture part by tracing over drawing and carbon paper with stylus.
  • Clamps furniture part in vise and roughs out design freehand or by cutting along lines marked on wood, using chisel and mallet, jigsaw, and router.
  • Selects chisels, gouges, files, and rasps and determines sequence of their use according to intricacy of design.
  • Cuts, trims, or touches up roughed out design, using handtools to finish design.
  • Verifies dimensions of carving, using rule and dividers.
  • Taps stippling tool with mallet to stipple design.
  • May saw precut wooden blocks into rough shaped decorative items, using chain saw and portable power saw.
  • May finish carvings roughed out on router, spindle carver, or wood-carving machine and be designated skin carver.
Carver Hand Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Job family population: 97,820

Estimated population of Carver Hand jobs: 2,107

Rate of error: 1.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Carver Hand Job Listings for United States

Wood Carver
Feb 28
Chicago, IL, USA
Hand Carver - Wood carver, hand Carves ornamental designs into wooden furniture parts, using handtools and woodworking machines: Studies sketches and dimensions of ornamental designs submitted by ...
Apr 26
Dallas, TX, USA
Lawry's Restaurants Inc.
Following our more than 75 year tradition, Lawry's utilizes hand crafted silver carts to serve Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef, tableside! Our Master Carvers play a pivotal role in the superb dining ...
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