Carpenter Apprentice Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Carpenter Apprentices earn an average of $14.95 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.13 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $21.57. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Carpenter Apprentices is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, nearly two in five have medical insurance and one in four receive dental plans.

$19,900 - $60,608
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$61K
MEDIAN: $29,782
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$10.13 - $21.57
(Median)
$10
$15
$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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Carpenter Apprentices may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $70K annually. Carpenter Apprentices typically move into roles as Carpenters or Construction Foremans, and those positions pay $9K more and $19K more, respectively.

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Typical Carpenter Apprentices report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Carpentry can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Those listing Carpenter as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. framing and Cabinetry Installation also typically command lower compensation.

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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
up arrow 20%

National Average
$32,000

Cabinetry Installation
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framing
up arrow 7%

Carpenter
up arrow 21%

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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