Carpenter Helper Salary
Men make up the majority of Carpenter Helpers in the United States, bringing in about $13.59 per hour. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Close to a fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to a sixth collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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|$20,724 - $40,981|
|Hourly Rate||$9.92 - $17.75|
|Overtime||$15.05 - $27.07|
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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.Read More...
Carpenter helpers generally receive assignments from master carpenters, but it is important that they work well independently and meet all time-constraints. Duties may change often, as projects from different clients can vary greatly. The ability to operate hand and power tools, such as saws and drills, is important for this position, and some mathematical skills are needed to take proper measurements. The job is often physically-demanding, as there are repetitive motions and heavy lifting, so some physical requirements may be necessary. Many positions may require some prior experience in carpentry along with a portfolio, while others offer entry-level positions with on-the-job training. In some positions, carpenter helpers are given complete designs to follow, while other positions may allow them to use some creativity.
Some jobs may require creating intricate details through carving, so attention to detail is important to ensure that products are neat and attractive. The job may require working in an environment subject to loud noises and toxic chemicals. Some employers do not have minimum educational requirements, while others prefer applicants with a high school diploma and some carpentry school experience. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
Carpenter Helpers who go on to become Lead Hand Carpenters may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Lead Hand Carpenters is $46K annually. Career advancement for the typical Carpenter Helper often leads to becoming a Carpenter or a Carpenter Apprentice; median salaries in these positions are $12K higher and $2K higher, respectively.
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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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