Men represent the vast majority of Carpenter Helpers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $12.88 per hour nationwide. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Medical benefits are awarded to close to one-fourth, and just under one-fifth earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,000 - $37,500
(Median)
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$29K
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MEDIAN: $29,479
50%

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$9.73 - $18.07
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$29,479  
   
Bonus
$300.00  
Profit Sharing
$753  
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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$20,169 - $42,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $18.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$14.68 - $28.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$300.00  
   
Profit Sharing
$753  
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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$20,169 - $42,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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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

  • Select appropriate tools for each task and transport them to the work site.
  • Fasten timber or lumber with glue, screws, pegs, or nails.
  • 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.

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. Carpenters or Carpenter Apprentices are common next-step roles for Carpenter Helpers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Carpenters is $13K higher on average, and it's $4K higher for Carpenter Apprentices.

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Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter Helper

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Carpenter Helpers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $27K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Carpenter Helpers make a median salary of $33K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $37K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Carpenter Helper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Helper Salaries

Carpentry
up arrow 22%

National Average
$28,000

Precision Measurement
up arrow 2%

framing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 73%
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