Carpenter Apprentice Salary

Men make up the majority of Carpenter Apprentices in the United States, bringing in about $15.43 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — the larger part lack coverage. On the flip side, just over two-fifths have medical insurance and just under a third receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Carpenter Apprentices is high.

$23,489 - $60,402
$23K
$32K
$60K
MEDIAN: $31,750
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$10.46 - $22.66
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$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,489 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$625  
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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$22,739 - $51,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.46 - $22.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$15.83 - $34.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$304.10 - $2,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$625  
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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$22,739 - $51,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 480

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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

  • 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.
  • Read blueprints and determine materials needs, checking inventory for supplies.
  • Measure, cut, sand, paint, and finish wood.

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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. When Carpenter Apprentices are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Carpenters or Construction Foremans. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $19K, respectively.

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Carpenter Apprentice Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Carpenter Apprentice?

Carpenter Apprentice in Bedford:
"Best company ever."
Pros: Awesome community everyone gets alone and we all have a good time around each other. Almost family like.
Cons: Honestly I know this is gonna sound stupid but the only thing I don't like about working at this company is dealing with insulation.

Carpenter Apprentice in Washington:
"You have to want it, you have be tough and smart."
Pros: The way you can use your imagination and it's something different everyday. And you know you can always move up in salary.
Cons: The long hours and working in the rain.

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Key Stats for Carpenter Apprentice

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Carpenter Apprentice Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$33,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Apprentice Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Carpentry
▼3%

Carpenter
▼5%

Tools
▼5%

Cabinetry Installation
▼5%

Precision Measurement
▼5%

framing
▼6%

Window or Door Installation
▼8%

Roofing Materials Installation
▼10%

Drywall
▼16%

TRIM
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 58%
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