Carpenter Apprentice Salary

A sizeable majority of Carpenter Apprentices in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $14.75 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.12 per hour and $20.76. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Carpenter Apprentices. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a majority lack any form of coverage — but more than two-fifths have medical insurance, and slightly less than a third have dental, too.

$19,727 - $61,277
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$61K
MEDIAN: $29,558
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$10.12 - $20.76
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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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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$21,286 - $46,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $20.76  
   
Overtime
$14.81 - $30.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$21,286 - $46,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 347
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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 who transition into a Construction Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $70K per year. Carpenter Apprentices most often move into positions as Carpenters or Construction Foremans; those groups report median salaries that 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 33 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 57%
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