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.

$24,417 - $39,305
$34K
MEDIAN: $33,650
50%

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$9.92 - $17.75
$9
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.59
10%
50%
90%

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$0$40K
Salary $33,650
Bonus $400.00
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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$20,724 - $40,981
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.92 - $17.75
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $15.05 - $27.07
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $400.00
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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$20,724 - $40,981
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 202

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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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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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Key Stats for Carpenter Helper

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Carpenter Helper Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$29,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Helper Salaries

Carpentry
▲13%

Precision Measurement
▲7%

National Average
$29,000

framing
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 75%
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