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Carpenter Apprentice Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Carpenter Apprentices in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.61 per hour nationwide. Earnings sit near $10.07 per hour on the lower side but can approach $20.65 on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Carpenter Apprentices. Some workers in this field — slightly more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by just under a third. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,727 - $61,277
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$61K
MEDIAN: $29,558
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$10.07 - $20.65
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
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
$19,727 - $61,277  
   
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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$21,127 - $45,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $20.65  
   
Overtime
$14.73 - $30.86  
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$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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$21,127 - $45,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 330

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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

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National Average
$31,000

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 55%
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