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Average Hourly Rate for Carpenters' Union Employees

Carpenters' Union workers earn an average of $28.76 per hour, with $48.53 for overtime. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

Employer: Carpenters' Union
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Journeyman Carpenter (4)
$20.86 - $49.11  
[-]Journeyman Carpenter (4)
Hourly Rate$20.86 - $49.11  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
United States (change)

Years of Experience

When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (88 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $30.00 per hour.


Bringing in the most money are Journeyman Carpenters — their earnings average $38.50.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Carpentry Journeyman certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $35.00 and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification.


The highest paying skill to have in this role seems to be Blueprints; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $38.50.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers receive health insurance, and the vast majority of workers get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a defined benefit retirement plan.

Key Stats

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