Framer - Construction Salary

Construction Framers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.38 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly one in five, and close to a tenth earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,423 - $66,000
$23K
$34K
$66K
MEDIAN: $34,147
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50%
90%

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$11.58 - $25.07
$12
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.38
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,423 - $66,000  
   
Bonus
$51.06 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$24,246 - $53,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $25.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$15.56 - $34.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$51.06 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$24,246 - $53,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 667

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Construction Project Manager, where median compensation is $70K annually. Construction Framers typically move into roles as Carpenters or Construction Foremans, and those positions pay $8K more and $18K more, respectively.

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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: $32,995

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

San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Construction Framers, 51 percent higher than the national average. Construction Framers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+32 percent), San Antonio (+28 percent), Denver (+20 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Boise, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Spokane and Houston (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Framer - Construction

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Framer - Construction Salaries

▲27%

▲23%

▲12%

National Average
$33,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Framer - Construction Salaries

Team Leadership
▲21%

Window or Door Installation
▲13%

▲7%

Carpenter
▲7%

Siding Installation
▲4%

framer
▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$33,000

Roofing Materials Installation
▼2%

framing
▼12%

Precision Measurement
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 79%
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