Carpenter Apprentice Salary

Men account for the majority of Carpenter Apprentices in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $14.64 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.08 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $20.71. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — the larger part lack coverage. On the flip side, just over two-fifths have medical insurance and slightly less than a third receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$19,727 - $61,277
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$61K
MEDIAN: $29,558
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$10.08 - $20.71
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,727 - $61,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,045  
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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$21,169 - $46,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $20.71  
   
Overtime
$14.83 - $30.62  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,045  
   
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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$21,169 - $46,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 353
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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

  • Read blueprints and determine materials needs, checking inventory for supplies.
  • Measure, cut, sand, paint, and finish wood.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Carpenter Apprentice


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As Carpenter Apprentices transition into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Construction Project Managers earn $70K on average per year. Career advancement for the typical Carpenter Apprentice often leads to becoming a Carpenter or a Construction Foreman; median salaries in these positions are $10K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

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Experience Affects Carpenter Apprentice Salaries

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National Average
$31,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 57%
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