Carpenter Helper Salary

Men make up the majority of Carpenter Helpers in the United States, bringing in about $12.10 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.05 per hour on the lower end to $17.83 on the higher end. Medical benefits are awarded to about a fourth, and slightly less than one-fifth earn dental coverage. For the most part, Carpenter Helpers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$16,913 - $49,665
(Median)
$17K
$30K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,000
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$9.05 - $17.83
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$16,913 - $49,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
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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$18,843 - $41,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.05 - $17.83  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $26.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
   
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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$18,843 - $41,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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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At the upper end, Carpenter Helpers who move into a Lead Hand Carpenter role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Lead Hand Carpenters is a much higher $46K per year. Typical career progression for a Carpenter Helper involves becoming a Carpenter or a Carpenter Apprentice, roles that pay $15K more and $5K more on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter Helper

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Carpenter Helpers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $26K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $26K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $37K.

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Experience Affects Carpenter Helper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 75%
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