Carpenter Foreman Salary

Men make up the majority of Carpenter Foremans in the United States, bringing in about $25.03 per hour. The range in cash compensation to Carpenter Foremans ($37K to $88K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — a little more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, slightly less than half have medical insurance and slightly less than a third receive dental plans. Most Carpenter Foremans report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,637 - $86,247
$40K
$58K
$86K
MEDIAN: $57,975
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$17.14 - $39.73
$17
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $25.03
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,637 - $86,247  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,958  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$37,204 - $88,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.14 - $39.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$23.04 - $54.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,958  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$37,204 - $88,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 612

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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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There are some Carpenter Foremans — though it's uncommon — that transition into Commercial Construction Superintendents, where earnings are an average $70K annually. More often than not, a Carpenter role is the next step for Carpenter Foremans moving up in the field. Pay for Carpenters is usually $41K. Many Carpenter Foremans choose to take on a Construction Superintendent role instead, where salaries are typically $70K.

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Popular Skills for Carpenter Foreman


Carpenter Foremans seem to exploit a large range of 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 38 percent, 21 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Carpentry, Roofing Materials Installation, and People Management. Those proficient in Blueprints are, more often than not, also skilled in Cabinetry Installation and Carpenter.

Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter Foreman

Pay by Experience for a Carpenter Foreman has a positive trend. An entry-level Carpenter Foreman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Carpenter Foreman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Carpenter Foreman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 367 salaries. A Carpenter Foreman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 282 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,047

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Carpenter Foremans can earn above-average salaries when they head west to California. Specifically, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento represent the three top-paying cities for Carpenter Foremans in the United States. Phoenix is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent.

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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 117 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Carpenter Foreman Salaries

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$55,000

▼7%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Foreman Salaries

Layout
▲38%

Safety Compliance
▲21%

Team Leadership
▲6%


▲2%

National Average
$55,000

Carpenter
▼2%


Cabinetry Installation
▼4%

framing
▼6%

concrete finisher
▼6%

People Management
▼7%


Carpentry
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 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: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 53%
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