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Carpenter Apprentice Salary

Men account for the majority of Carpenter Apprentices in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $14.54 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.02 per hour and $20.49. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Carpenter Apprentices, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — a little over a half — do not have any health coverage, more than two-fifths do receive medical benefits and just under one in three have dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,690 - $61,825
(Median)
$20K
$29K
$62K
MEDIAN: $29,433
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$10.02 - $20.49
(Median)
$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,690 - $61,825  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
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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$21,043 - $45,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $20.49  
   
Overtime
$13.47 - $30.00  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
   
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).
)
$21,043 - $45,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 319

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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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Experience Affects Carpenter Apprentice Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Experienced
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 55%