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Framer - Construction Salary

Construction Framers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.32 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.30 per hour and $24.98. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Around one in six enjoy medical while less than one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in ten. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,294 - $76,646
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$77K
MEDIAN: $36,000
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$10.30 - $24.98
(Median)
$10
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$20,294 - $76,646  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
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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$21,475 - $54,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $24.98  
   
Overtime
$12.60 - $28.86  
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.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
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).
)
$21,475 - $54,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 320

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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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Construction Framers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $70K per year. When Construction Framers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Carpenters or Construction Foremans. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $18K, respectively.

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Construction Framers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with framer and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Framer - Construction

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


For many Construction Framers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $33K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $29K. Construction Framers bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $45K.

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Experience Affects Framer - Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Framer - Construction Salaries

framer
up arrow 27%

Blueprints
up arrow 4%

National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 16% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 83%