Carpenter Helper Salary

Men make up the majority of Carpenter Helpers in the United States, bringing in about $13.02 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Carpenter Helpers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in four, and just under one in five earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

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

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$9.79 - $17.96
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.02
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$29,479  
   
Bonus
$400.00  
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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$20,311 - $41,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $17.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$14.56 - $27.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$400.00  
   
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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$20,311 - $41,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 200

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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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As Carpenter Helpers transition into upper-level roles such as Lead Hand Carpenter, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Lead Hand Carpenters earn $46K on average per year. Carpenter Helpers most often move into positions as Carpenters or Carpenter Apprentices; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $27K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $30K. Carpenter Helpers bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $35K.

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Key Stats for Carpenter Helper

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Carpenter Helper Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Helper Salaries

Precision Measurement
▲27%

Carpentry
▲22%

National Average
$28,000

framing
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 74%
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