Entry-Level Carpenter Salary

An Entry-Level Carpenter earns an average wage of $15.24 per hour.

$20,310 - $59,771
(Median)
$20K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,360
10%
50%
90%

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$10.95 - $23.94
(Median)
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,310 - $59,771  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,941  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,537  
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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$23,743 - $53,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.95 - $23.94  
   
Overtime
$13.56 - $33.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,941  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,537  
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).
)
$23,743 - $53,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,070
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Carpenter Advice

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

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.

Carpenter in Manchester:
"Being Good At Your Job Is Not Always Good For Advancement."
If you are too good at your job it's hard to be replaced so you can take on a different roll in the same company. They tend to rely on you in the position you're and not allowed you to move up. I would suggest that you become good but keep an eye on your future path so you do not get stuck where you are. Carpentry has been a great field to be in and would advise anyone that likes to work with their hands to do this job. It does have it's rewards.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Carpenter Salaries

Blueprints
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Project Management
up arrow 3%

Cabinetry Installation
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Flooring Installation
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Roofing Materials Installation
0%

National Average
$33,000

Window or Door Installation
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framing
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Siding Installation
up arrow 2%

FrameMaker
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TRIM
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 65%
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