Carpenter Supervisor Salary

Men make up the majority of Carpenter Supervisors in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $24.75 per hour. Just over two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly more than a fifth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,818 - $83,855
(Median)
$33K
$60K
$84K
MEDIAN: $59,703
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90%

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$15.73 - $40.69
(Median)
$16
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$32,818 - $83,855  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$12,500  
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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$35,408 - $87,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.73 - $40.69  
   
Overtime
$20.66 - $52.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$12,500  
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).
)
$35,408 - $87,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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Job Description for Carpenter Supervisor

Carpenter supervisors work primarily for construction and furniture companies and supervise carpenters; depending on the size of their company, they may also supervise construction workers or construction operators. These supervisors must have significant work experience as carpenters, as well as have strong leadership and communication skills. They must be able to build teamwork and work with diverse people, and a high school diploma or GED is generally required by employers.

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Carpenter Supervisor Tasks

  • Ensure supplies, tools, and facility are available and project goals are known.
  • Train, mentor and support workers.
  • Set schedules and oversee workers in accomplishing goals.
  • Report on workers, tools, deliverables and maintenance.

Common Career Paths for Carpenter Supervisor


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While difficult to come across, Carpenter Supervisors do sometimes move on to become Construction Project Managers. The average salary for Construction Project Managers is $70K annually. A common career progression for a Carpenter Supervisor is to become a Commercial Construction Superintendent or a Construction Superintendent. Compared to Carpenter Supervisors, the first group earns $15K more on average, and the second group earns $14K more.

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Survey takers who work as Carpenter Supervisors typically report just a few professional skills. Project Management and Cabinetry Installation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cabinetry Installation and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter Supervisor

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $44K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $43K. For Carpenter Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Carpenter Supervisors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $61K.

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Experience Affects Carpenter Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
55%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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