Carpenter Foreman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Carpenter Foremans earn an average of $24.10 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although just under one-half have medical coverage and just under one in three have dental coverage, slightly more than half claim no health benefits at all. Most Carpenter Foremans report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,286 - $94,268
(Median)
$38K
$56K
$94K
MEDIAN: $55,829
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$16.16 - $38.32
(Median)
$16
$24
$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,286 - $94,268  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$35,604 - $87,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.16 - $38.32  
   
Overtime
$22.66 - $55.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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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$35,604 - $87,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 397
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Job Description for Carpenter Foreman

A carpenter foreman is a key supervisor and manager on any major construction project. He or she supervises and directs the carpenters who work with wood on such projects. These can typically involve tasks like laying hardwood floors, building wooden staircases, framing and hanging doors, and building cabinetry and closets. In building projects that require multiple carpenters to perform these jobs, the carpenter foreman serves as their immediate supervisor. In turn, the foreman usually reports to a construction foreman or project manager.

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Carpenter Foreman Tasks

  • Follow Industry standards and procedures and comply with federal, state, and local building codes.
  • Determine material requirements, conformance and dimensions of structure and check against blueprints
  • Assesses equipment, materials and labor needed to complete large and/or complex maintenance task to ensure work meets industry standards and reduces waste.
  • Maintain continuity among carpentry work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs.
  • Understand safety regulations and provide guidance on policies and procedures.

Common Career Paths for Carpenter Foreman


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Carpenter Foremans who advance into the role of a Commercial Construction Superintendent are fairly uncommon. Commercial Construction Superintendents on average earn $69K per year. Becoming a Carpenter is, more often than not, the most common role that Carpenter Foremans move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Carpenter is $41K. Another frequent advance is for Carpenter Foremans to assume a Construction Superintendent role; in this role, workers often take home $68K.

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Survey results imply that Carpenter Foremans put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in People Management, Blueprints, Project Management, and Window or Door Installation are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Cabinetry Installation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Carpentry and Window or Door Installation also typically command lower compensation. Aptitude in Blueprints tends to also indicate an understanding of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter Foreman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Carpenter Foremans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $47K. Carpenter Foremans see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $55K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Carpenter Foreman Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Carpenter Foreman in El Cajon:
"How to take orders from some one."
Learn all you can, try to make your job easy and learn a fast way to get it. Done, learn a job that fits your style of work < you work for $10.00 hr. What can make you go faster and make more money, say $15.00 hr. > Try to cut and stack your own roof, it pays $300.00-- do you do it in two. Days, OK ! A carpenter makes that in two days; can you do it faster than. That? LEARN ALL YOU CAN; AND MAKE MONEY !

Carpenter Foreman in Maine:
"If You Know You Can Do It. Then Speak Up."
To watch the workers and don't believe what someone says. About another worker.

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Experience Affects Carpenter Foreman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%


National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Foreman Salaries

People Management
up arrow 14%

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$52,000

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 10%

Carpentry
up arrow 13%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 53%
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