Men make up the majority of Carpenter Apprentices in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $15.29 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — the greater part — do not have any health coverage, more than two-fifths do receive medical benefits and just under one in three have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Carpenter Apprentices, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$23,583 - $60,000
$24K
$33K
$60K
MEDIAN: $32,956
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90%

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$10.45 - $22.17
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,583 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$625  
Total Pay (?
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$22,649 - $51,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.45 - $22.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$16.15 - $34.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$304.10 - $2,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$625  
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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$22,649 - $51,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 497

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Job Description for Carpenter Apprentice

The Carpenter Apprentice position is the most common and productive way for a person to become a carpenter. Carpenter Apprentices work very closely with carpenters to develop and master their craft until they can call themselves a carpenter as opposed to apprentice.

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Carpenter Apprentice Tasks

  • Assist with and observe carpenters to learn how to start, check, and finish carpentry projects.
  • Frame and set up for large-scale projects, including scaffolding and mixing and pouring cement.
  • Read blueprints and determine materials needs, checking inventory for supplies.
  • Measure, cut, sand, paint, and finish wood.

Common Career Paths for Carpenter Apprentice


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For Carpenter Apprentices, progressing to a Construction Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Project Manager can earn $70K annually. Typical career progression for a Carpenter Apprentice involves becoming a Carpenter or a Construction Foreman, roles that pay $9K more and $19K more on average.

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Q: What is it like working as a Carpenter Apprentice?

Carpenter Apprentice in Bedford:
"Best company ever."
Pros: Awesome community everyone gets alone and we all have a good time around each other. Almost family like.
Cons: Honestly I know this is gonna sound stupid but the only thing I don't like about working at this company is dealing with insulation.

Carpenter Apprentice in Washington:
"You have to want it, you have be tough and smart."
Pros: The way you can use your imagination and it's something different everyday. And you know you can always move up in salary.
Cons: The long hours and working in the rain.

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Key Stats for Carpenter Apprentice

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Carpenter Apprentice Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Carpenter Apprentice Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Carpentry
up arrow 1%

Tools
up arrow 2%

framing
up arrow 3%

Carpenter
up arrow 4%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 4%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 7%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 8%

Drywall
up arrow 15%

TRIM
up arrow 16%

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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