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Framer - Construction Salary

Men make up the majority of Construction Framers in the United States, bringing in about $15.28 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.33 per hour on the low end to $24.75 on the high end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Construction Framers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in six report receiving medical coverage from their employers and fewer than one in ten collect dental insurance. 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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90%

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$10.33 - $24.75
(Median)
$10
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$20,294 - $76,646  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
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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$21,549 - $54,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $24.75  
   
Overtime
$12.87 - $29.84  
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 - $1,750  
   
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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$21,549 - $54,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 338

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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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Advancing into a Construction Project Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Construction Framers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $70K per year. Career advancement for the typical Construction Framer often leads to becoming a Carpenter or a Construction Foreman; median salaries in these positions are $8K higher and $18K higher, respectively.

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Survey results show that Construction Framers typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know framer can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 28 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Framer - Construction

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


Construction Framers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $29K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $33K. Construction Framers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $43K.

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Experience Affects Framer - Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Framer - Construction Salaries

framer
up arrow 28%

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

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
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 17% dental benefits Dental: 6%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 83%
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