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Wood Finisher Salary
in San Diego, California

$35,937 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$456

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Wood Finisher is $35,937 a year and $17 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Wood Finisher is between $27,602 and $42,775. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Wood Finisher. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Finishes or refinishes damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish, utilizing knowledge of wood properties, finishes, and furniture styling: disassembles article, masks areas adjacent to areas being finished, or removes accessories such as knobs and hinges, using handtools, to prepare article for finishing.
  • Removes old finish from surfaces, using steel wool, sandpaper, or solvent and putty knife.
  • Removes excess solvent with cloth immersed in paint thinner or sal soda.
  • Applies plastic-putty, wood putty, or lacquer-stick to surface, using spatula or knife, to fill nicks, depressions, holes, and cracks.
  • Smooths surface for finishing, using sandpaper or power sander.
  • Selects finish ingredients and mixes them by hand or machine to obtain specified color or shade or to match existing finish.
  • Brushes or sprays successive coats of stain, varnish, shellac, lacquer, or paint on workpiece.
  • Grains wood or paints wood trim, using graining roller, comb, sponge, or brush.
  • Polishes and waxes finished surfaces.
  • May restore wood to natural color, using bleaching acid and neutralizer.
  • May spread graining ink over metal portions of surfaces with cheesecloth to simulate wood-grainlike finish.
  • May finish piano and organ cases and be designated piano-and-organ refinisher.
  • May finish mirror and picture frames and be designated according to type of finish applied as powder gilder; whitener.
  • May finish television receiver cabinets and be designated television-cabinet finisher.
  • May finish woo.
Wood Finisher Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Furniture Finishers

Job family population: 17,530

Estimated population of Wood Finisher jobs: 3,068

Rate of error: 3.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$41,661
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

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