Journeyman Carpenter Salary

Men make up the majority of Journeyman Carpenters in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $24.85 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Most Journeyman Carpenters like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,297 - $80,903

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$15.62 - $38.36

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,297 - $80,903  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
Total Pay (?
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$33,757 - $82,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $38.36  
   
Overtime
$19.62 - $53.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
   
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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$33,757 - $82,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 670
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Job Description for Journeyman Carpenter

A journeyman carpenter perform various woodworking tasks as assigned. Often, this requires working on construction projects, including installing foundations and various structural aspects of buildings. Fitting wooden aspects of structures and shaping and carving wood to given specifications is essential, so attention to detail is important for this position. The journeyman carpenter might also be in charge of erecting scaffolding for planned construction work to ensure the safety of other employees. Other tasks performed by the journeyman carpenter include performing finishing work and following safety standards at all times.

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Journeyman Carpenter Tasks

  • Frame out walls and set door frames.
  • Maintain and repair all structures made of wood.
  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings and trim.
  • Maintain a clean work environment.

Common Career Paths for Journeyman Carpenter


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Though not the most common occurrence, Journeyman Carpenters sometimes become Construction Project Managers, where the average income is $70K per year. Journeyman Carpenters most frequently advance into Carpenter and Construction Foreman roles even though the median salaries are $12K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Typical Journeyman Carpenters report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with framing, Blueprints, and Cabinetry Installation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cabinetry Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Carpenter

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


Journeyman Carpenters with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $47K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $52K. Journeyman Carpenters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. 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 $55K.

Journeyman Carpenter Advice

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Journeyman Carpenter in Toledo:
"Do it right the first time."
Work hard and be productive be informed be prepared and do what you need to do to make it right the first time.

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Experience Affects Journeyman Carpenter Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Journeyman Carpenter Salaries

framing
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Blueprints
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National Average
$53,000

Cabinetry Installation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 40%
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