Carpenter Apprentice Salary

Carpenter Apprentices in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.75 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.13 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $20.80. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although the larger part lack health benefits of any kind, more than two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and just under a third get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,690 - $61,825

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$10.13 - $20.80

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,690 - $61,825  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,505  
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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$21,306 - $46,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.13 - $20.80  
   
Overtime
$14.81 - $30.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,505  
   
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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$21,306 - $46,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 353
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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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Carpenter Apprentices' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager. The average Construction Project Manager brings home $70K per year. Carpenter Apprentices typically move into roles as Carpenters or Construction Foremans, and those positions pay $10K more and $20K more, 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
74%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 57%
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