Furniture Finisher Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The wooden furniture finisher job includes the following responsibilities: prepares surface of wooden furniture by filling cracks; (ii) applies coats of filler, lacquer, or varnish; (iii) smooths surface between coats; (iv) repairs defects in the finish of completed furniture [9].
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
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Furniture Finisher Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
Australia average income PPP $ 1,954 $ 1,918 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 3,083 dollars 18% 37.8
Germany average salary PPP $ 1,721 $ 1,858 Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 1,938 euros 23% 35.0
U.S. average salary PPP $ 1,660 $ 1,660 Full-time and part-time employees, 2005. U.S. Department of Labor, [t]. 1,976 dollars 16% 38.0
Belgium average salary PPP $ 1,600 $ 1,696 Minimum per month, cabinet maker, normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Institut National de Statistique, [9], [t]. 1,839 euros 28% 37.2
Canada average income PPP $ 1,529 $ 1,430 Employees, 2004. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 2,373 dollars 24% 35.6
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,493 $ 1,783 Normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Women make 1,737 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 1,856 euros 25% 40.1
UK median salary PPP $ 1,466 $ 1,701 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 1,182 pounds 21% 38.5
Korea average salary PPP $ 1,409 $ 1,117 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 1,238,928 wons 8% 43.7
Austria average salary PPP $ 1,282 $ 1,027 Standardized average salary (40 hours/week), employees, minimum per month, 2002. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 1,300 euros 23% 40.0
Taiwan average income PPP $ 1,241 $ 665 Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. Cabinetmaker. National Statistics Republic of China, [9]. 22,915 dollars 6% 43.4
Italy average salary PPP $ 1,178 $ 1,272 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,309 euros 22% 40.0
Singapore average salary PPP $ 774 $ 710 Employees, private sector, 2004. Ministry of Manpower, [9], [t]. 1,456 dollars 20%
Slovakia average income PPP $ 603 $ 310 Employees, 2004. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 12,410 korunas 22% 33.4
Portugal average salary PPP $ 553 $ 444 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 415 euros 11% 39.3
Mexico average income PPP $ 552 $ 353 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 3,920 pesos 2% 49.0
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 538 $ 352 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 10,500 korunas 20% 38.1
Poland average income PPP $ 524 $ 281 Employees, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 1,413 zlotys 30% 41.0
China average salary PPP $ 505 $ 118 Employees, 2005. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 1,052 yuans 8%
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 503 $ 182 Employees, 2000. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 878 litas 27% 39.9
Hungary average salary PPP $ 486 $ 309 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 76,708 forints 20%
Latvia average income PPP $ 475 $ 211 Cabinet maker. Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 157 lats 25% 38.4
Kuwait average income PPP $ 426 $ 532 Men employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 152 dinars 0% 49.0
Thailand average salary PPP $ 408 $ 130 Men employees, 2005. Women make 4,253 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 5,559 bahts 6% 50.0
Brazil average income PPP $ 385 $ 155 Employees, Dec 2004. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 487 reals 10% 43.8
Peru average salary PPP $ 338 $ 155 Employees, June 2005. Men only. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 573 sols 11% 48.2
Russia average salary PPP $ 326 $ 130 Employees, 2004. Federal State Statistics Office, [9]. 4,191 roubles 13% 40.0
Romania average salary PPP $ 296 $ 152 Men employees, 2005. Women make 497 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 584 new lei 25% 38.8
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
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