How much does a luthier get paid?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bassistcali, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Bassistcali


    Nov 10, 2013
    Looking for a possible job maybe with GC maybe not...what's the average salary?
  2. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I believe you're thinking of a guitar/bass tech job rather than a luthier.
  3. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member


    One earns peanuts and one earns even less working in the back of a GC.
  4. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    It's not uncommon for shops that have an on-site tech, to send their more interesting and difficult work out to a full fledged luthier shop. This avoids the shop having to maintain the space and tools for real luthier work.