Journeyman Carpenter Salary

A sizeable majority of Journeyman Carpenters in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $24.93 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Some workers in this field — close to two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. Most Journeyman Carpenters report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,409 - $82,650
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$83K
MEDIAN: $48,330
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$15.67 - $38.52
(Median)
$16
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,409 - $82,650  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,005  
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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$34,005 - $83,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.67 - $38.52  
   
Overtime
$19.65 - $53.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,005  
   
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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$34,005 - $83,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 667
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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.

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While not commonly seen, Journeyman Carpenters who transition into a Construction Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Construction Project Managers is $70K per year. A lot of Journeyman Carpenters advance their careers by becoming Carpenters and Construction Foremans. However, those positions offer $12K less and $2K less per year on average.

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Survey takers who work as Journeyman Carpenters typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with framing, Blueprints, and Cabinetry Installation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. Journeyman Carpenters bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $56K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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

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National Average
$53,000

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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
37%

Common Health Benefits

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