Average Hourly Rate for Carpenters' Union Employees

Carpenters' Union offers employees an average of $22.20 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $50.13. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $16.34 per hour. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $21.00 per hour. The largest fraction of Carpenters' Union people (28 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn about $31.45 per hour on average.


By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Georgia, where the average salary is $24.61 per hour.


The highest paychecks go to Journeyman Carpenters, who earn an average around $29.00 per hour, closely trailed by Carpenters ($22.00), Office Managers ($19.95), and Millwrights (about $18.49). On the lower end are Carpenter Apprentices at approximately $17.00 on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $39.74 per hour for OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders; non-accredited workers make much less.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Roofing Materials Installation; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $33.67 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Window or Door Installation; one-half consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Blueprints, Cabinetry Installation, and Flooring Installation.


Carpenters' Union's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all employees, and for most employees, dental coverage is too.

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