Carpenter Foreman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Carpenter Foremans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $24.96 per hour nationwide. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a little less than one-half have medical coverage and just under one in three have dental coverage, over one-half claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,248 - $84,039
$39K
$57K
$84K
MEDIAN: $57,160
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$17.39 - $39.55
$17
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $24.96
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,248 - $84,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,928  
Profit Sharing
$1,275  
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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$37,386 - $87,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.39 - $39.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.52  
Overtime
$23.30 - $54.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,928  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,275  
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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$37,386 - $87,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 589
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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

  • 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.
  • Assesses equipment, materials and labor needed to complete large and/or complex maintenance task to ensure work meets industry standards and reduces waste.
  • 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

Common Career Paths for Carpenter Foreman


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Though it's uncommon, some Carpenter Foremans move into roles as Commercial Construction Superintendents, where pay is an average $70K per year. A Carpenter role is the most prevalent career advancement for Carpenter Foremans. Paychecks for that role are $41K on average. The Construction Superintendent position is another common transition for Carpenter Foremans; in this role, salaries are typically at the $70K mark.

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Popular Skills for Carpenter Foreman


Carpenter Foremans seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Layout, Safety Compliance, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 22 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Carpentry, Roofing Materials Installation, and People Management. Most people who know Blueprints also know Cabinetry Installation and Carpenter.

Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter Foreman

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $51K. Carpenter Foremans see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Carpenter Foremans who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $58K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,442

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

There's tons of opportunity for Carpenter Foremans in California, which is home to the top three paying cities in the field. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento all offer salaries above the national rate. Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Carpenter Foreman

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Carpenter Foreman Salaries

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$54,000

▼6%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Foreman Salaries

Layout
▲39%

Safety Compliance
▲22%

Team Leadership
▲7%


▲3%

National Average
$54,000

Carpenter
▼1%


Cabinetry Installation
▼3%

concrete finisher
▼4%

framing
▼5%

People Management
▼6%


Carpentry
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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