Men represent the vast majority of Journeyman Carpenters in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $25.21 per hour nationwide. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the company and experience level. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Journeyman Carpenters is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,932 - $77,974
$30K
$47K
$78K
MEDIAN: $47,257
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50%
90%

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$16.75 - $40.51
$17
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$29,932 - $77,974  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $2,065  
Profit Sharing
$7,250  
Total Pay (?
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$35,878 - $86,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.75 - $40.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$23.11 - $60.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$250.00 - $2,065  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,250  
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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$35,878 - $86,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 802

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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 some Journeyman Carpenters move into positions like Construction Project Manager (where the average salary is $70K), this progression is not the norm. Journeyman Carpenters most often advance into Carpenter and Construction Foreman positions even though the median salaries are $13K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Journeyman Carpenter


Journeyman Carpenters generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in framing, Carpenter, Cabinetry Installation, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Finish Carpentry, Layout, and finish carpenter. Those familiar with Blueprints also tend to know framing.

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $45K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $54K. Journeyman Carpenters who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. Journeyman Carpenters who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $59K.

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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Key Stats for Journeyman Carpenter

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Journeyman Carpenter Salaries



National Average
$55,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Journeyman Carpenter Salaries

framing
up arrow 11%

Carpenter
up arrow 6%

National Average
$55,000

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 3%

Blueprints
up arrow 4%


finish carpenter
up arrow 12%

Layout
up arrow 13%

Finish Carpentry
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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