Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $21.00 per hour. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $16.34 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $25.00 per hour on average.
By state, Kentucky offers the highest pay at approximately $24.23 per hour.
Bringing in the most money are Journeyman Carpenters — their earnings average $30.07 per hour. Carpenters are a close second at around $20.99 along with Carpenter Apprentices ($20.09) and Office Managers (around $19.95). Millwrights make an average $18.49, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $32.25 per hour for OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers.
In this position, it pays to have Blueprints in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $26.75 per hour. Window or Door Installation is a popular skill in the Carpenters' Union workforce; one-third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Cabinetry Installation, Office Management, and Flooring Installation.
At Carpenters' Union, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
For almost all respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage, too.