The average rate for a Finish Carpenter is $20.17 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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$27,873 - $61,935
(Median)
$28K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,638
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$13.74 - $35.13
(Median)
$14
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$27,873 - $61,935  
   
Bonus
$120.00 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$2,450  
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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$29,401 - $74,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $35.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$18.28 - $39.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$120.00 - $9,826  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,450  
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).
)
$29,401 - $74,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 968
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Finish Carpenter

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,210

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Experience Affects Finish Carpenter Salaries



National Average
$43,000



Skills That Affect Finish Carpenter Salaries

Finish Carpentry
up arrow 20%

Millwork Design
up arrow 11%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Flooring Installation
up arrow 1%

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 2%

TRIM
up arrow 8%

finish carpenter
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 75%
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