Carpenter Helper Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Carpenter Helpers earn an average of $13.26 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Carpenter Helpers report high levels of job satisfaction. About one in four enjoy medical while around a sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than a fifth. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,000 - $37,500
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,000
50%

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$9.93 - $17.46
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.26
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$30,000  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$20,693 - $40,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $17.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$15.21 - $26.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$20,693 - $40,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 206

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Job Description for Carpenter Helper

Carpenter helpers assist higher-level carpenters, such as journeymen, in crafting and finishing woodwork, and some items which they may help create include tables, frames, boxes, shelves, and building materials. These helpers may also contribute certain parts to pieces or may be assigned to create whole pieces to be sold.

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Carpenter Helper Tasks

  • Clean work areas and machines to ensure the safety and working condition of the job site.
  • Perform layout spacing, measuring, and cutting according to specifications.
  • Select appropriate tools for each task and transport them to the work site.
  • Fasten timber or lumber with glue, screws, pegs, or nails.

Common Career Paths for Carpenter Helper


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Carpenter Helpers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Lead Hand Carpenter. The latter position pays an average of $46K annually. A common career progression for a Carpenter Helper is to become a Carpenter or a Carpenter Apprentice. Compared to Carpenter Helpers, the first group earns $13K more on average, and the second group earns $3K more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter Helper

Pay by Experience for a Carpenter Helper has a positive trend. An entry-level Carpenter Helper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 169 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Carpenter Helper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Carpenter Helper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 18 salaries. A Carpenter Helper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Carpenter Helper

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Carpenter Helper Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$28,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Helper Salaries

Carpentry
▲16%

Precision Measurement
▲11%

framing
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 75%
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