Construction Framers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.31 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just under one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than 10 percent collect dental insurance. Most Construction Framers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,672 - $53,107
$24K
$33K
$53K
MEDIAN: $33,321
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90%

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$11.35 - $24.60
$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,672 - $53,107  
   
Bonus
$75.00 - $10,000  
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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$24,103 - $52,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.35 - $24.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$16.15 - $34.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$75.00 - $10,000  
   
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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$24,103 - $52,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 624

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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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As Construction Framers transition into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Construction Project Managers earn $70K on average per year. Typical career progression for a Construction Framer involves becoming a Carpenter or a Construction Foreman, roles that pay $8K more and $18K more on average.

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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 Construction Framers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. Construction Framers see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $41K.

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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 67 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Framer - Construction Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Framer - Construction Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 14%

Carpenter
up arrow 8%


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National Average
$33,000

Roofing Materials Installation
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Precision Measurement
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 81%
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