Carpenter Foreman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Carpenter Foremans earn an average of $24.28 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Just over a half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just under a half report medical coverage and just under one in three claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,290 - $93,258
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$93K
MEDIAN: $56,791
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$16.24 - $39.10
(Median)
$16
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,290 - $93,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,931  
Profit Sharing
$2,543  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$35,995 - $88,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.24 - $39.10  
   
Overtime
$22.01 - $56.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,931  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,543  
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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$35,995 - $88,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 561
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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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At the upper end, Carpenter Foremans who move into a Commercial Construction Superintendent role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Commercial Construction Superintendents is a much higher $69K 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 $68K mark.

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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Carpenter Foremans make a median salary of $54K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $56K.

Carpenter Foreman Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Carpenter Foreman in waltham:
"There's always a solution."
There is always a solution, sometimes you have to slow down and find out what it is.

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



National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Foreman Salaries

Layout
up arrow 51%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000


framing
up arrow 7%

Carpentry
up arrow 14%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 21%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 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
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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