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Journeyman Carpenter Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Journeyman Carpenters in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $24.94 per hour nationwide. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Journeyman Carpenters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and nearly two in five have dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,057 - $82,650
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$83K
MEDIAN: $46,029
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$15.41 - $38.09
(Median)
$15
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,057 - $82,650  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,019  
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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$33,044 - $82,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.41 - $38.09  
   
Overtime
$18.20 - $54.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,019  
   
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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$33,044 - $82,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 634

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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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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. Journeyman Carpenters most frequently become Carpenters and Construction Foremans even though median compensation is $12K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Journeyman Carpenters usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with framing, Cabinetry Installation, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 11 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Blueprints tends to also indicate an understanding of framing.

Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Carpenter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Journeyman Carpenters, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $52K. On average, Journeyman Carpenters make $53K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Journeyman Carpenter generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $56K.

Journeyman Carpenter Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Journeyman Carpenter Salaries

framing
up arrow 26%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 11%


National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 42%
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