Framer - Construction Salary

A sizeable majority of Construction Framers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $15.46 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Just under one-fifth enjoy medical while approximately one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one in ten. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Construction Framers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$23,521 - $78,280
$24K
$35K
$78K
MEDIAN: $35,314
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50%
90%

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$11.73 - $24.92
$12
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.46
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$0$78K
Salary $23,521 - $78,280
Bonus $50.00 - $10,000
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$24,513 - $53,029
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.73 - $24.92
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $15.47 - $33.93
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $50.00 - $10,000
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$24,513 - $53,029
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 661

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Job Description for Framer - Construction

Framers (construction) - also known as construction framers and framing carpenters - primarily focus on building the wooden “bones” of a structure early in the building process; they construct building frames and perform repairs to that framework before finish carpenters take over to complete the task. At times, the framer (construction) also participates in the finishing work as well. Framers (construction) may work on residential, commercial, and/or industrial projects. In nearly all cases, the framer works on a building site, where the structure on which they are working is being built. On some occasions, they may do preparatory such as measuring and cutting lumber offsite. It is also likely the framer travels among job sites, sometimes within the same day.

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Common Career Paths for Framer - Construction


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As Construction Framers transition into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Construction Project Managers earn $70K on average per year. It is quite typical for Construction Framers to transition into roles as Carpenters or Construction Foremans, where reported median earnings are $8K and $18K higher per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Framer - Construction

Pay by Experience for a Framer - Construction has a positive trend. An entry-level Framer - Construction with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 378 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Framer - Construction with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Framer - Construction which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 182 salaries. A Framer - Construction with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 56 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,317

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Construction Framers, 50 percent higher than the national average. Construction Framers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+31 percent), San Antonio (+27 percent), Denver (+19 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Boise. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Spokane (6 percent less) and Houston (4 percent less).

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Q: What is it like working as a Framer - Construction?

Framer - Construction in Seattle:
"Not every jobsite is the same."
Pros: That I'm able to work with my hands.
Cons: That its very dangerous at times.

Framer - Construction in Kennett Square:
"I am a hard worker and have learned a lot this past year."
Pros: Learning the nuances of timber framing.
Cons: The heat on top of roofs.

Framer - Construction in Otsego:
"I love my job but I feel undervalued."
Pros: Different work on a day to day basis and always a chance to learn new things.
Cons: Feeling under valued and the toll it takes on your body.

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Key Stats for Framer - Construction

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Framer - Construction Salaries

▲26%

▲21%

▲11%

National Average
$33,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Framer - Construction Salaries

Team Leadership
▲19%

Window or Door Installation
▲12%

▲6%

Carpenter
▲6%

Siding Installation
▲3%

framer
▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$33,000

Roofing Materials Installation
▼3%

framing
▼13%

Precision Measurement
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 81%
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