Journeyman Carpenter Salary

Men account for the majority of Journeyman Carpenters in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $25.32 per hour. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Journeyman Carpenters. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Read More
$30,030 - $78,763
$30K
$49K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,057
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$16.72 - $41.43
$17
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $25.32
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$30,030 - $78,763  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,960  
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).
)
$35,796 - $89,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.72 - $41.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.56  
Overtime
$23.10 - $60.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,960  
   
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).
)
$35,796 - $89,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 777

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

Journeyman Carpenter Tasks

  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings and trim.
  • Maintain a clean work environment.
  • Frame out walls and set door frames.
  • Maintain and repair all structures made of wood.

Common Career Paths for Journeyman Carpenter


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Journeyman Carpenters who transition into a Construction Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $70K per year. Journeyman Carpenters most often move into Carpenter or Construction Foreman roles. However, the former pays $14K less on average, and the latter pays $4K less.

Journeyman Carpenter Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Journeyman Carpenter


Popular Skills for Journeyman Carpenter


Journeyman Carpenters report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Carpenter, framing, Blueprints, and Cabinetry Installation are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Drywall as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Finish Carpentry and Layout also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Blueprints are also skilled in framing.

Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Carpenter

Pay by Experience for a Journeyman Carpenter has a positive trend. An entry-level Journeyman Carpenter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 132 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Journeyman Carpenter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 230 salaries. An experienced Journeyman Carpenter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 402 salaries. A Journeyman Carpenter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 306 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,340

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Journeyman Carpenters in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 64 percent above the national average. Journeyman Carpenters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+60 percent), Honolulu (+48 percent), New York (+39 percent), and Los Angeles (+34 percent). Journeyman Carpenters in Phoenix earn salaries far below the national average by 25 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Nashville and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Journeyman Carpenter

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
37%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Journeyman Carpenter Salaries

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$55,000

▼2%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Journeyman Carpenter Salaries

Carpenter
▲7%

National Average
$55,000

framing
▼3%

▼6%



Layout
▼14%

finish carpenter
▼14%

Finish Carpentry
▼19%

Drywall
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 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
37%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 37%