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Journeyman Carpenter Salary (United States)

Journeyman Carpenters in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $24.73 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although more than half have medical coverage and nearly two in five have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Most Journeyman Carpenters like their work and job satisfaction is high. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
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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$32,155 - $83,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $38.07  
   
Overtime
$18.94 - $58.07  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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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$32,155 - $83,226  
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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At the upper end, Journeyman Carpenters who move into a Construction Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The typical income for Construction Project Managers 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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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 median compensation for relatively untried workers is $47K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $49K. Journeyman Carpenters see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $54K.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Chicago
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$53,000
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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). Compared to the national average, Phoenix Journeyman Carpenters have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Atlanta and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Journeyman Carpenter Salaries

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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%