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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-7021 Furniture Finishers



Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 5010$20.70/hr$17.94/hr$19.21/hr$19.32/hr$24.13/hr$25.24/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing150$19.32/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Other Services20$24.88/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State 10$15.29/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$15.29/hr13.5%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$18.67/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$17.95/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$19.32/hr6.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 90$19.88/hr12.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 130$19.41/hrN/A
Minnesota 180$19.32/hr8.6%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Upholsterers 290$19.54/hrN/A
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,950$24.34/hr-8.6%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 10,120$24.65/hr7.7%
Tile and Stone Setters 530$24.59/hr11.4%
Printing Press Operators 6,250$19.98/hr-9.5%


  • Spread graining ink over metal portions of furniture to simulate wood-grain finish.
  • Remove accessories prior to finishing, and mask areas that should not be exposed to finishing processes or substances.
  • Select appropriate finishing ingredients such as paint, stain, lacquer, shellac, or varnish, depending on factors such as wood hardness and surface type.
  • Wash surfaces to prepare them for finish application.
  • Brush, spray, or hand-rub finishing ingredients, such as paint, oil, stain, or wax, onto and into wood grain and apply lacquer or other sealers.
  • Recommend woods, colors, finishes, and furniture styles, using knowledge of wood products, fashions, and styles.
  • Select appropriate finishing ingredients such as paint, stain, lacquer, shellac, or varnish, depending on factors such as wood hardness and surface type.
  • Fill and smooth cracks or depressions, remove marks and imperfections, and repair broken parts, using plastic or wood putty, glue, nails, or screws.
  • Smooth, shape, and touch up surfaces to prepare them for finishing, using sandpaper, pumice stones, steel wool, chisels, sanders, or grinders.
  • Brush, spray, or hand-rub finishing ingredients, such as paint, oil, stain, or wax, onto and into wood grain and apply lacquer or other sealers.