Carpenter Apprentice Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Carpenter Apprentices earn an average of $14.95 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.13 per hour on the low end to $21.57 on the high end. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the larger part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by nearly two in five and dental coverage is claimed by about a fourth. Most Carpenter Apprentices report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,900 - $60,608
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$61K
MEDIAN: $29,782
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$10.13 - $21.57
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$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,900 - $60,608  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,086  
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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$21,368 - $49,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.13 - $21.57  
   
Overtime
$14.70 - $30.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,086  
   
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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$21,368 - $49,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 418
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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. Carpenter Apprentices most often move into positions as Carpenters or Construction Foremans; those groups report median salaries that are $9K higher and $19K higher, respectively.

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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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Experience Affects Carpenter Apprentice Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Experienced
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Skills That Affect Carpenter Apprentice Salaries

Carpentry
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National Average
$32,000

Cabinetry Installation
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framing
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Carpenter
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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