Carpenter Foremans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $24.88 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Carpenter Foremans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While a little over a half report receiving no health benefits, over one-half do receive medical coverage, and just under one in three have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,093 - $90,637
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$91K
MEDIAN: $56,078
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$17.41 - $39.52
(Median)
$17
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,093 - $90,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,938  
Profit Sharing
$2,457  
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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$37,267 - $88,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.41 - $39.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.66  
Overtime
$22.50 - $54.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,938  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,457  
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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$37,267 - $88,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 617
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Carpenter Foremans move into roles as Commercial Construction Superintendents, where pay is an average $70K per year. As Carpenter Foremans progress in their field, many go on to become Carpenters. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $41K. Another common career choice for Carpenter Foremans is to move into a Construction Superintendent role — this promotion usually pays $69K.

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Popular Skills for Carpenter Foreman


Carpenter Foremans seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Layout, Safety Compliance, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 24 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Carpentry, Roofing Materials Installation, and People Management. Most people experienced in 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.


For Carpenter Foremans, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Carpenter Foremans with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $57K.

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Experience Affects Carpenter Foreman Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Carpenter Foreman Salaries

Layout
up arrow 25%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 24%

Team Leadership
up arrow 12%

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$54,000

Carpenter
up arrow 2%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 3%

concrete finisher
up arrow 3%

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 4%

framing
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 8%


Carpentry
up arrow 16%

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
41%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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