Entry-Level Carpenter Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Carpenter is $15.99 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Concrete and Carpenter.

$23,090 - $60,678
$23K
$38K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,470
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$11.74 - $24.37
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,090 - $60,678  
   
Bonus
$191.53 - $3,462  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,669 - $53,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $24.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.47  
Overtime
$17.72 - $36.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$191.53 - $3,462  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,669 - $53,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,894

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,301

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Carpenter Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Carpenter in Virginia Beach:
"Plan."
Always visualize different ways to make a better build.Always communicate your thoughts to your helper, he/she might see something you don't.measure twice, cut once.

Carpenter in Houston:
"How my wages would Be robbed."
Pay your dues. Respect the art and have integrity about whatever it is you do and always find at least one thing to learn every day or else it's a wasted day.

Carpenter in St. Paul:
"Own it."
Do it nice or do it twice, it doesn't pay to go back and fix what you could have done rite the first time.

Carpenter in Portland:
"Accuracy. Safety. Team."
Measure twice; cut once. Keep a sure foot. You can use all the help you can get!

Carpenter in Tampa:
"Make sure you get paid what you are worth."
Do the job right the first time. Work to the best of you ability, As long as. You are going to work, work hard. If you make your boss look good or. Make money you become more valuable and they will tend to take care. Of you. Learn your craft. Be look and act professional.

Carpenter in Bellingham:
Show up on time. Be observant so you learn what needs to be done on a job so you can help get things done without having to be told, cleaning work area, proper safety and tool care. Time is money, and safety and neatness help company with regulatory officials, insurance companies, and most of all customers who refer you to more business and often become your friends.

Carpenter in Gary:
"Share Your Skills With New Carpenters."
Work hard and try to learn something every day and pass your skills to others.

Key Stats for Carpenter

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 262 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
23%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Carpenter Salaries

Concrete
▲30%

Carpenter
▲15%

Project Management
▲5%

▲3%

framing
▲3%

TRIM
▲3%

National Average
$35,000


Drywall
▼2%




Roofing Materials Installation
▼6%


FrameMaker
▼8%

Carpentry
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 262 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 67%