Journeyman Carpenter Salary

Men account for the majority of Journeyman Carpenters in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $24.90 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by nearly two in five. Job satisfaction for Journeyman Carpenters is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$32,297 - $82,888
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$83K
MEDIAN: $47,889
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$15.63 - $38.46
(Median)
$16
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,297 - $82,888  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
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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$33,809 - $83,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.63 - $38.46  
   
Overtime
$19.62 - $53.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
   
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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$33,809 - $83,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 666
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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 move into positions as Carpenters or Construction Foremans. Carpenters actually earn $12K less on average, however, and Construction Foremans earn $2K less per year than Journeyman Carpenters do.

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $48K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Journeyman Carpenter with more than 20 years of experience can earn $55K on average.

Journeyman Carpenter Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experienced
0%

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 64 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: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 41%
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