Furniture designer - Salary and Career
Drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services

Furniture designer - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They make patterns for clothes and shoes, research market segments, study design styles and evaluate research on market trends, evaluate materials for acquisition and develop prototypes of clothes, shoes and furniture, design furniture, interpreting drawings and models, analyzing the place of installation of bespoke furniture, making drawings of furniture and fixtures in cad and drawing board, dimensioning components, specifying wood, wood derivatives and accessories for furniture and finishing materials, such as paints and varnishes, among others.

How much does an Furniture designer earn

A Furniture designer earns between $1.246 and $3.329 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.743 and a median salary of $1.560 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 7.604 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Furniture designer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.743 20.917 436 8
1º Quartile 1.246 14.958 312 6
Median Salary 1.560 18.720 390 7
3º Quartile 2.539 30.465 635 12
Higher Salary 3.329 39.946 832 15

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the physical, chemical, engineering sciences
      • technical designers and modelers
        • drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services

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Main workplaces

Drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services they work in the manufacture of clothing and accessories, in the manufacture of leather goods, travel articles and footwear, and in the manufacture of furniture. They are employees with a formal contract, work individually, with occasional supervision, indoors and during daytime hours. Eventually, they work under pressure, which can cause stress. The shoe modeler may be exposed to toxic materials.

What does it take to work in the field of Drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services

The exercise of these occupations requires a mid-level technical course in clothing (shoe and clothing modeler) or furniture (furniture designer), or equivalent experience. The full exercise of activities occurs with at least two years of experience, after the technical course.

Functions and activities of Furniture designer

Drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services must:

  • design furniture;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • making patterns for clothing and shoes;
  • furniture design;
  • make patterns for clothing and shoes;
  • develop clothing, footwear and furniture prototypes;
  • analyze market segment;
  • make patterns for clothes and shoes;
  • evaluate materials for acquisition;

  • Activities

    • interpret furniture drawings and models;
    • coding patterns;
    • elaborate footwear technical sheet;
    • resolve emergency situations;
    • provide data for manufacturing machine accessories;
    • evaluate competitor ideas and products;
    • adjust molds and templates;
    • study 'design' styles;
    • cutting patterns for clothes and shoes;
    • work as a team;
    • elaborate clothing technical sheet;
    • evaluate cost and benefit of materials;
    • elaborate drawings of furniture and templates (in cad and drawing board);
    • order laboratory testing of prototypes;
    • manufacture furniture prototype;
    • interpret technical terms in other languages;
    • check the strength of materials;
    • specify materials for finishing furniture (paints, varnishes);
    • specify woods, wood products and furniture accessories;
    • guide the manufacture of prototypes;
    • visually evaluate the degree of finishing of the materials;
    • testing pilot piece (prototype) of clothing;
    • test shoe prototype;
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • specify trims and accessories for clothing and footwear manufacturing;
    • test furniture prototype;
    • interpret laboratory test results;
    • evaluate material composition;
    • tracing patterns for clothes and shoes;
    • make a pilot piece (prototype) of clothing;
    • visually evaluate the finishing degree of the materials;
    • manufacture footwear prototype;
    • determine the position of product ornaments, details and accessories;
    • provide data for manufacturing shoe molds;
    • evaluate the sewability of leather and fabrics;
    • interpreting models and designs of clothes and shoes;
    • tracing patterns for clothing and shoes;
    • elaborate flat designs of clothes and shoes;
    • mark references in patterns;
    • consult technical bulletins;
    • collect technological information at fairs and fashion shows;
    • elaborate clothing measurement tables;
    • prepare materials testing report;
    • perform enlargements and reductions of product dimensions by scale;
    • test the color fixation in leathers;
    • elaborate furniture technical sheet;
    • interpret technical standards for the production of clothing, footwear and furniture ;
    • demonstrate communication skills;
    • evaluate research on market trends;
    • size furniture components;
    • analyze the custom furniture installation location;
    • work creatively;
    • acting responsibly;

    Sectors that hire Furniture designer the most in the job market

    • furniture retail trade
    • manufacture of furniture with predominance of wood
    • furniture assembly services of any material
    • general building material retail trade
    • manufacture of furniture with predominant metal
    • commercial representatives and agents for the commerce of appliances, furniture and household items
    • interior decoration
    • wholesale of furniture and bedding articles
    • architectural services
    • building materials retail trade

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