A Finish Carpenter earns an average wage of $20.13 per hour.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Finish Carpenter Total Pay (?
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$24,681 - $65,436
(Median)
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31K
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51K
65K
MEDIAN: $39,876
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Finish Carpenter Total Pay (?
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$13.55 - $35.53
(Median)
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20
26
36
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,681 - $65,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,995  
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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$28,867 - $74,914  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 847
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.55 - $35.53  
   
Overtime
$15.22 - $41.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,995  
   
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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$28,867 - $74,914  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 847
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Finish Carpenter
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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San Diego
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National Average
$43,000
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Experience Affects Finish Carpenter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$43,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Finish Carpenter Salaries

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 3%
National Average
$43,000
Window or Door Installation
up arrow 3%
TRIM
up arrow 7%
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Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
35%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 68%
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