Entry-Level Carpenter Salary

An Entry-Level Carpenter earns an average wage of $15.37 per hour.

$20,341 - $60,713
(Median)
$20K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,509
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$10.97 - $23.76
(Median)
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$20,341 - $60,713  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,979  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$23,450 - $52,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $23.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$14.91 - $33.95  
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
$0.00 - $1,979  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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).
)
$23,450 - $52,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,508
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,623

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Carpenter Advice

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

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.

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Skills That Affect Carpenter Salaries

Blueprints
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Project Management
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Cabinetry Installation
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National Average
$34,000

Window or Door Installation
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Siding Installation
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Roofing Materials Installation
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framing
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FrameMaker
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Flooring Installation
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TRIM
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 65%
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