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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 $15.32 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.25 per hour, and the top verges on $24.99. Most Construction Framers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Around one in six enjoy medical while less than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,180 - $77,209
(Median)
$20K
$40K
$77K
MEDIAN: $39,992
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$10.25 - $24.99
(Median)
$10
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$20,180 - $77,209  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
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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$21,363 - $54,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $24.99  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $28.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
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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$21,363 - $54,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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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 make advancements in their career path to roles like Construction Project Manager, salaries often climb aggressively. On average, Construction Project Managers will make $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 $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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $28K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $34K. For Construction Framers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $45K.

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Experience Affects Framer - Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 17% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 83%