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Carpenter Apprentice Salary (United States)

Carpenter Apprentices in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.50 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — a little over a half lack coverage. On the flip side, just over two-fifths have medical insurance and just under one in three receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Carpenter Apprentice Salary (?
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$19,727 - $73,533
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,123
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Carpenter Apprentice Salary (?
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$9.92 - $20.94
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$19,727 - $73,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
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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$20,831 - $46,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $20.94  
   
Overtime
$13.44 - $30.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
   
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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$20,831 - $46,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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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.

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Pay Difference By Location

Pittsburgh
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National Average
$31,000
Los Angeles
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For Carpenter Apprentices, busy Pittsburgh offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. In Los Angeles, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.
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Experience Affects Carpenter Apprentice Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 55%