Entry-Level Carpenter Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Entry-Level Carpenter is $15.17 per hour. A skill in Blueprints is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Carpenter Total Pay (?
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$19,481 - $67,101
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51K
67K
MEDIAN: $37,805
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Entry-Level Carpenter Total Pay (?
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$10.32 - $24.46
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$19,481 - $67,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,477  
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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$21,718 - $53,801  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 837
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.32 - $24.46  
   
Overtime
$12.92 - $31.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,477  
   
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).
)
$21,718 - $53,801  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 837
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Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Los Angeles
up arrow 39%
Portland
up arrow 24%
Seattle
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National Average
$33,000
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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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Carpenter Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 12%
Project Management
up arrow 6%
National Average
$33,000
Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 1%
Flooring Installation
up arrow 1%
Window or Door Installation
up arrow 2%
FrameMaker
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 113 votes.
Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 64%
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