A sizeable majority of Construction Framers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $15.26 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Construction Framers. A little less than a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one-tenth collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,227 - $55,752
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$56K
MEDIAN: $33,809
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90%

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$11.27 - $24.90
(Median)
$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,227 - $55,752  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$23,949 - $53,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.27 - $24.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$15.32 - $33.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$98.63 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$23,949 - $53,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 595
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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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Construction Framers who go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $70K annually. A common career progression for a Construction Framer is to become a Carpenter or a Construction Foreman. Compared to Construction Framers, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $19K more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Framer - Construction

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Construction Framers make a median salary of $40K. Construction Framers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $42K on average.

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What is it like working as a Framer - Construction?

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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Experience Affects Framer - Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Framer - Construction Salaries

Carpenter
up arrow 9%


framer
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Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Tools
0%

National Average
$33,000

Precision Measurement
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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