Usually, payment is hourly. The average gross monthly income of furniture finishers in the United States is $1,976. French polishing is a specialization that may increase potential earnings. Jobs similar to furniture finishing are cabinet-making and upholstering.
Employement statistics for furniture finishers is available for Canada. There, 70 percent of those working in the trade are male, 10 percent are aged up to 24 years, 58 percent are aged 25 to 55 years, 31 percent are aged 45 to 64 years, and 1 percent are 65 years old or older. Eighty-eight percent of furniture finishers in Canada work full time.