Finish Carpenter Salary

The average rate for a Finish Carpenter is $19.96 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Finish Carpentry and Millwork Design. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
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$24,985 - $62,350
$25K
$47K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,574
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50%
90%

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$13.86 - $34.67
$14
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $20.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,985 - $62,350  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $9,729  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$29,719 - $73,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.86 - $34.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.44  
Overtime
$19.28 - $38.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$100.67 - $9,729  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$29,719 - $73,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 990

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Job Description for Finish Carpenter

A finish carpenter works with wood to ensure the quality of completed pieces meets their company's and or clients' standards. They must maintain a clean job site, communicate effectively with the client to discern their needs and issues, and work well with other carpenter. Finish carpenters are also responsible for reviewing and interpreting blueprints, sketches, and work orders. They must then determine what materials and equipment are needed for the assignment; for all projects, finish carpenters need to ensure that jobs completed come in under or at budget and are completed on time.

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Finish Carpenter Tasks

  • Build closets, counters, shelves, cabinets, doors, bulletin boards, windows, wall panels and other related finish carpentry items.
  • Dismantle or demolish and remove designated items prior to the commencement of repairs.
  • Select lumber, materials and supplies.
  • Work from blueprints, sketches and drawings in addition to verbal and written descriptions to accomplish the job.

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Pay by Experience Level for Finish Carpenter

Pay by Experience for a Finish Carpenter has a positive trend. An entry-level Finish Carpenter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 267 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Finish Carpenter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 275 salaries. An experienced Finish Carpenter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 432 salaries. A Finish Carpenter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 337 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,312

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Key Stats for Finish Carpenter

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Finish Carpenter Salaries

▲21%

▲8%

National Average
$43,000

▼6%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Finish Carpenter Salaries

Finish Carpentry
▲20%

Millwork Design
▲10%


Blueprints
▲2%

National Average
$43,000



TRIM
▼11%

finish carpenter
▼16%

framing
▼25%

Drywall
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 74%
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