Journeyman Carpenter Salary

A sizeable majority of Journeyman Carpenters in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $24.91 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Although two in five lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Journeyman Carpenters. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,901 - $81,799
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$82K
MEDIAN: $48,904
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$15.96 - $39.74
(Median)
$16
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,901 - $81,799  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,979  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$34,553 - $85,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.96 - $39.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$20.55 - $60.30  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,979  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$34,553 - $85,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 770
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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 who advance into the role of a Construction Project Manager are fairly uncommon. Construction Project Managers on average earn $70K per year. Many Journeyman Carpenters choose to become Carpenters and Construction Foremans as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $12K less and $2K less, respectively.

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Journeyman Carpenters seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in framing, Blueprints, Layout, and finish carpenter are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cabinetry Installation, Window or Door Installation, and finish carpenter. Many workers who know Blueprints also know framing.

Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Carpenter

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $52K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $57K.

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



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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Blueprints
0%

National Average
$53,000

Layout
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finish carpenter
up arrow 10%

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 11%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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