Carpenter Helper Salary

Men make up the majority of Carpenter Helpers in the United States, bringing in about $12.10 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.05 per hour on the low end to $17.83 on the high end. Job satisfaction for Carpenter Helpers is high. About one in four report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little less than one-fifth collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$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%
50%
90%

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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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Carpenter Helpers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Lead Hand Carpenter. The average Lead Hand Carpenter brings home $46K per year. Career advancement for the typical Carpenter Helper often leads to becoming a Carpenter or a Carpenter Apprentice; median salaries in these positions are $15K higher and $5K 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $26K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $26K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. As Carpenter Helpers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $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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