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 $24.88 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. While more than half report receiving no health benefits, over one-half do receive medical coverage, and just under one in three have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,200 - $89,799
$39K
$57K
$90K
MEDIAN: $57,174
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50%
90%

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$17.38 - $39.38
$17
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.88
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,200 - $89,799  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,956  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$37,291 - $88,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.38 - $39.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.52  
Overtime
$22.99 - $54.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,956  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$37,291 - $88,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 623

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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. The most common career progression for Carpenter Foremans leads to becoming a Carpenter, where pay is typically $41K. However, many Carpenter Foremans also opt to become Construction Superintendents, a position that pays $69K on average.

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Popular Skills for Carpenter Foreman


Survey results imply that Carpenter Foremans deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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, 23 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Carpentry, Roofing Materials Installation, and framing. Most people who know 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Carpenter Foremans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $42K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $58K.

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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 111 votes.
043
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



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Carpenter Foreman Salaries

Layout
up arrow 25%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 23%

Team Leadership
up arrow 10%



Carpenter
0%

National Average
$54,000


Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 4%

concrete finisher
up arrow 4%

framing
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 6%


Carpentry
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 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: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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