Carpenter Apprentices in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.28 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than half lack any form of coverage — but more than two-fifths have medical insurance, and just under one in three have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Carpenter Apprentices. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,353 - $60,000
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$60K
MEDIAN: $33,396
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$10.30 - $21.84
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,353 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$660  
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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$22,206 - $50,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $21.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$15.44 - $34.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$660  
   
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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$22,206 - $50,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 478
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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. A common career progression for a Carpenter Apprentice is to become a Carpenter or a Construction Foreman. Compared to Carpenter Apprentices, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $19K more.

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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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Experience Affects Carpenter Apprentice Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Carpenter Apprentice Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Carpentry
up arrow 2%

Tools
up arrow 2%

framing
up arrow 3%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 3%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 7%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 7%

Carpenter
up arrow 8%

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 13%

TRIM
up arrow 16%

Drywall
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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