Journeyman Carpenter Salary (United States)

Very much a male dominated career in the United States, Journeyman Carpenters earn an average of $24.73 per hour. Residency and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While 43 percent report receiving no health benefits, 55 percent do receive medical coverage, and 40 percent have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Journeyman Carpenter Salary (?
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$30,609 - $84,430
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MEDIAN: $47,500
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Journeyman Carpenter Salary (?
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$15.07 - $38.07
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,609 - $84,430  
   
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$0.00 - $2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$32,155 - $83,226  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $38.07  
   
Overtime
$18.94 - $58.07  
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$0.00 - $2,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,155 - $83,226  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 504
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Journeyman Carpenters who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Construction Project Manager may make an additional $17,277 per year than lower-end positions. Journeyman Carpenters most often move into positions as Carpenters or Construction Foremans, where they typically take pay cuts of $11,785 or $1,735 per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Carpenter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Standard salaries begin at $47K and can reach $49K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $53K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Journeyman Carpenters encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $55K annually.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Journeyman Carpenters in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 70 percent above the national average. Journeyman Carpenters will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+43 percent) and Seattle (+19 percent). Journeyman Carpenters in Phoenix take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Denver earn less than others in this profession; their -12 percent and -3 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Experience Affects Journeyman Carpenter Salaries

Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 43%
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