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Journeyman Carpenter Salary

Men account for the majority of Journeyman Carpenters in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $24.95 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by nearly two in five. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,147 - $82,429
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$82K
MEDIAN: $46,629
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$15.30 - $38.23
(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
$31,147 - $82,429  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,016  
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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$32,666 - $82,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $38.23  
   
Overtime
$18.15 - $55.22  
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 - $2,016  
   
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).
)
$32,666 - $82,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 627

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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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There are some Journeyman Carpenters — though it's uncommon — that transition into Construction Project Managers, where earnings are an average $70K annually. Journeyman Carpenters most often move into positions as Carpenters or Construction Foremans. Carpenters actually earn $12K less on average, however, and Construction Foremans earn $2K less per year than Journeyman Carpenters do.

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Journeyman Carpenters who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with framing and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Blueprints tend to be skilled in framing as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Carpenter

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Journeyman Carpenters — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $47K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. Journeyman Carpenters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $55K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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
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National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

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