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Carpenter Foreman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Carpenter Foremans earn an average of $24.30 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one-half lack any form of coverage — but half have medical insurance, and just under a third have dental, too. Most Carpenter Foremans like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,973 - $94,142
(Median)
$37K
$57K
$94K
MEDIAN: $56,602
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$16.11 - $37.70
(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 - $2,576  
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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$35,433 - $87,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.11 - $37.70  
   
Overtime
$22.84 - $56.46  
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 - $2,576  
   
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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$35,433 - $87,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 347

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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 do not often transition into Commercial Construction Superintendent roles. The role averages $69K per year. Going from Carpenter Foreman to Carpenter is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Carpenters is $41K. Many others choose to work as Construction Superintendents, where pay is typically $68K.

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Carpenter Foremans report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. Those with knowledge of Blueprints tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter Foreman

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


For many Carpenter Foremans, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $49K. Carpenter Foremans bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 3%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Foreman Salaries

People Management
up arrow 16%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

National Average
$53,000

Carpentry
up arrow 10%

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 10%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 51%
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