Framer - Construction Salary

Men make up the majority of Construction Framers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $15.33 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Slightly less than a fifth enjoy medical while fewer than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,325 - $79,463
$23K
$33K
$79K
MEDIAN: $33,321
10%
50%
90%

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$11.53 - $24.78
$12
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.33
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$23,325 - $79,463  
   
Bonus
$75.50 - $9,933  
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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$24,169 - $53,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $24.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$16.00 - $35.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$75.50 - $9,933  
   
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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$24,169 - $53,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 613
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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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At the upper end, Construction Framers who move into a Construction Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Construction Project Managers is a much higher $70K per year. 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 $8K more on average, and the second group earns $18K 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.


For many Construction Framers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $37K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Construction Framers make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,841

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Construction Framers will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 52 percent. Construction Framers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+33 percent), San Antonio (+29 percent), Denver (+20 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Boise, 12 percent below the national average. Workers in Spokane and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 3 percent less, 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 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Framer - Construction Salaries

▲27%

▲23%

▲12%

National Average
$33,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Framer - Construction Salaries

Team Leadership
▲21%

Window or Door Installation
▲14%

Carpenter
▲8%

▲7%

Siding Installation
▲5%

▲3%

framer
▲3%

National Average
$33,000

Roofing Materials Installation
▼1%

framing
▼11%

Precision Measurement
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 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
9%

Common Health Benefits

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