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Finish Patcher Salary
in Oakland, California

$39,988 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Finish Patcher is $39,988 a year and $19 an hour in Oakland, California, United States. The average salary range for a Finish Patcher is between $32,635 and $47,637. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Oakland, California.

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Job Summary

  • Repairs defects, such as holes, cracks, and scratches, in finish of furniture or furniture stock: examines each defective article to determine method of repair.
  • Fills holes and cracks with shellac or wax, using heated blade to melt and spread wax and shellac.
  • Removes varnish and smooths cracks and scratches with sandpaper.
  • Applies stain to match furniture surface and varnish to protect surface, using brush or spray gun.
  • Smooths and shapes repaired surface with sandpaper, pumice stone, steel wool, or chisel.
  • Nails, screws, or glues broken or split parts together.
  • Rubs glossy spots with pumice stone and oil, and polishes dull spots with wax to match surrounding finish.
  • Dabs moistened cloth to and presses heated blade against dents and scratches to draw indentations to surface.
  • May chisel out defective sections and replace them with patch matching color and grain.
Finish Patcher Job Prevalence in Oakland, California, United States

Job family: Furniture Finishers

Job family population: 17,530

Estimated population of Finish Patcher jobs: 6,181

Rate of error: 3.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Oakland, California

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Description: Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. A major West Coast port city, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the third largest city overall in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth most populated city in California, and the 45th largest city in the United States. With a population of 432,897 as of 2019, it serves as a trade center for the San Francisco Bay Area; its Port of Oakland is the busiest port in the San Francisco Bay, the entirety of Northern California, and the fifth busiest in the United States of America....

Finish Patcher Job Listings for Oakland, California

Underground Personal
Jun 13
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Nuwave Broadband Inc
... finish concrete and patch asphalt Must pass drug test, background check and I9 Must work well with others, looking for 2 man crew
May 10
Petaluma, CA, USA
Midstate Construction Corporation
... finish carpentry and light framing work. Projects throughout the North Bay and East Bay area. ... Punch list (drywall patching, painting, etc) * Use of hand tools, power tools and equipment ...
Journeyman Carpenter
May 14
Los Gatos, CA, USA
Seeing projects from demo to finish * Drywall patching and installation * Painting * Putting together and installing kitchen cabinets and counters * Redoing trim on stairs * Minor electrical * Minor ...
Commercial Painter
May 1
Novato, CA, USA
St. Pierre Recruiting
Seeing tasks through from start to finish * Familiarity and compliance with safety protocols * Patching, taping, masking, spraying and brushing skills Your full-time work week begins at 7:00 am and ...
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