Framer - Construction Salary

Male Construction Framers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.32 per hour in the United States. Compensation ranges between $10.52 per hour and $25.07. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. About one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect dental insurance. The majority of Construction Framers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,488 - $57,391
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$57K
MEDIAN: $32,698
10%
50%
90%

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$10.52 - $25.07
(Median)
$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,488 - $57,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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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$21,948 - $53,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.52 - $25.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.00  
Overtime
$14.57 - $31.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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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$21,948 - $53,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 499
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $70K annually. The most common next step for a Construction Framer is to become a Carpenter or a Construction Foreman. The former position pays an additional $8K per year on average, and the latter position pays $18K more per year.

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Construction Framers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with framer and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Precision Measurement as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Framer - Construction

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


Construction Framers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $29K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $35K. On average, Construction Framers make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $43K.

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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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Experience Affects Framer - Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Framer - Construction Salaries

framer
up arrow 24%

Blueprints
up arrow 4%

National Average
$33,000

Tools
up arrow 2%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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