Finish Carpenter Salary

Men make up the majority of Finish Carpenters in the United States, bringing in about $20.33 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Finish Carpenters like their work and job satisfaction is high. Slightly less than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one-seventh collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,386 - $64,798

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$14.14 - $35.66

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,386 - $64,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,559  
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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$30,028 - $75,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.14 - $35.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67 - $3.10  
Overtime
$15.50 - $45.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,559  
   
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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$30,028 - $75,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 746
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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

  • Select lumber, materials and supplies.
  • Work from blueprints, sketches and drawings in addition to verbal and written descriptions to accomplish the job.
  • 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.

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Finish Carpenters' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager. The average Construction Project Manager brings home $70K per year.

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Popular Skills for Finish Carpenter


Survey takers who work as Finish Carpenters report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Cabinetry Installation, Flooring Installation, and Window or Door Installation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people familiar with Cabinetry Installation also know Flooring Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Finish Carpenter

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


Finish Carpenters who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $34K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $40K. Finish Carpenters who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $45K. Finish Carpenters who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $52K.

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Experience Affects Finish Carpenter Salaries



National Average
$43,000



Skills That Affect Finish Carpenter Salaries

Cabinetry Installation
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Flooring Installation
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National Average
$43,000

Window or Door Installation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 69%
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