The average wage for an Entry-Level Carpenter is $15.88 per hour. A skill in Carpenter is associated with high pay for this job.

$23,184 - $59,933
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,943
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$11.69 - $24.30
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,184 - $59,933  
   
Bonus
$192.19 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$950  
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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$24,586 - $53,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $24.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.47  
Overtime
$17.43 - $35.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$192.19 - $4,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$950  
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).
)
$24,586 - $53,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,785
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,057

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Carpenter Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Carpenter Salaries

Carpenter
up arrow 16%

framing
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Blueprints
up arrow 3%

Concrete
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 1%

Adobe FrameMaker
up arrow 3%



Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 5%

Flooring Installation
up arrow 6%

FrameMaker
up arrow 8%

Drywall
up arrow 8%

TRIM
up arrow 8%

Carpentry
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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