Journeyman Carpenter Salary (United States)

A sizeable majority of Journeyman Carpenters in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $24.73 per hour. Residency and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 43 percent of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and 40 percent claim dental coverage as well. Work is enjoyable for Journeyman Carpenters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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
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$50K$100K$150K
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: 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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Journeyman Carpenters' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager may get paid an extra $17,277 per year. 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. After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $47K—can reach $49K. Pay amounts to $53K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Journeyman Carpenters earning an average of $55K per year.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Chicago
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Seattle
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$53,000
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For Journeyman Carpenters, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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. Atlanta and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -12 percent and -3 percent, 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%