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Carpenter Foreman Salary

Men make up the majority of Carpenter Foremans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $24.14 per hour. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-half lack any form of coverage — but nearly one-half have medical insurance, and one-third have dental, too. Most Carpenter Foremans like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,973 - $94,142
(Median)
$37K
$57K
$94K
MEDIAN: $56,602
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90%

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$15.75 - $37.62
(Median)
$16
$24
$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,973 - $94,142  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,416  
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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$35,130 - $87,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.75 - $37.62  
   
Overtime
$22.71 - $56.59  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,416  
   
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).
)
$35,130 - $87,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 321

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Job Description for Carpenter Foreman

  • 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 sometimes assume positions such as Commercial Construction Superintendents. That role pays $69K per year on average. A Carpenter role is the most common promotion for Carpenter Foremans moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $41K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Carpenter Foremans is a Construction Superintendent position, where earnings are usually $68K.

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Survey results suggest that Carpenter Foremans put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Blueprints, and Carpentry are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Cabinetry Installation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Window or Door Installation and Carpentry also typically command lower compensation. Competency in Blueprints frequently indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter Foreman

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. Carpenter Foremans who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Foreman Salaries

People Management
up arrow 16%

Project Management
up arrow 9%

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

National Average
$53,000

Carpentry
up arrow 10%

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 14%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 50%