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Finish Carpenter Salary

A Finish Carpenter earns an average wage of $20.43 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
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$29,098 - $65,002
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $40,637
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90%

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$14.13 - $35.62
(Median)
$14
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,098 - $65,002  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,537  
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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$29,950 - $74,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $35.62  
   
Overtime
$15.31 - $43.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,537  
   
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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$29,950 - $74,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 694

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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

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Finish Carpenter Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Finish Carpenter in Fenton:
"Contract negotiation/getting money down before I started a p."
Learn quality not quantity. Don't rush. To perform at a high level and do custom work (I.e. Curved Stairway. Crown Molding, Libraries) It takes time. Be patient and do it right the first time. Take pride in your abilities ( don't give them away) Meaning, don't short change yourself and work for pennies. Your ability to do what you do took years to learn through ups and downs. Don't be the low baller. Always adapt and continue to learn. But most importantly listen. Listen to customers and what they want and deliver at the highest level possible.

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Experience Affects Finish Carpenter Salaries



National Average
$43,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Finish Carpenter Salaries


National Average
$43,000

Window or Door Installation
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Flooring Installation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 70%