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Entry-Level Carpenter Salary

An Entry-Level Carpenter earns an average wage of $15.22 per hour.

$19,820 - $61,177
(Median)
$20K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,995
10%
50%
90%

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$11.13 - $24.32
(Median)
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,820 - $61,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
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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$23,846 - $53,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.13 - $24.32  
   
Overtime
$13.42 - $33.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
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).
)
$23,846 - $53,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 890

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Carpenter Advice

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

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
up arrow 9%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 3%

Flooring Installation
up arrow 3%

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 1%

Siding Installation
0%

National Average
$33,000

FrameMaker
up arrow 2%

framing
up arrow 3%

TRIM
up arrow 15%

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: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 65%