Carpenter Foreman Salary
Men make up the majority of Carpenter Foremans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $25.22 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Carpenter Foremans claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over a half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly less than one-half and dental insurance is reported by just under a third. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$39,509 - $87,573|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,068|
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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).)
|$37,699 - $88,065|
|Hourly Rate||$17.45 - $39.36|
|Overtime||$23.28 - $54.22|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,068|
|Total Pay (||$37,699 - $88,065|
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.Read More...
The carpenter foreman will typically consult regularly and daily with the construction foreman to help establish each task to be performed. The foreman also helps to ensure the proper materials are on hand for each job. For instance, certain woods may be called for when building flooring or interior cabinetry. The foreman ensures that these woods are on hand and of good quality. The foreman then shares and instructs the carpentry crew with design schematics and drawings and makes these guiding materials available. Typically the foreman will then split his or her time between working hands-on and supervising these daily projects.
A carpenter foreman is a manager, and thus must usually possess a strong background within the profession as a journeyman carpenter. Most carpentry or contracting companies will prefer individuals who have some post-secondary education for this position, either at a technical or vocational school. Carpenter foremen typically work at construction sites in the field, although some office work may also be required from time to time. They typically work regular business hours, although some projects may require overnights or shift work as well. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
Though it's uncommon, some Carpenter Foremans move into roles as Commercial Construction Superintendents, where pay is an average $70K per year. The most common promotion for Carpenter Foremans is a Carpenter position, which usually brings in $41K a year. Another standard transition for Carpenter Foremans seeking advancement is to assume a Construction Superintendent role, where pay is often $70K.
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Popular Skills for Carpenter Foreman
Survey takers working as Carpenter Foremans report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Layout, Safety Compliance, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 20 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Carpentry, Roofing Materials Installation, and People Management. It is often found that people who know Blueprints are 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
Carpenter Foremans earn a generous sum in the state of California: In particular, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento have higher pay rates than anywhere else in the country, each offering salaries above the national average. The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 7 percent below the national average.
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