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Journeyman Carpenter Salary

Male Journeyman Carpenters number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $24.78 per hour in the United States. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Journeyman Carpenters is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by nearly two in five. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$30,791 - $80,537
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44,886
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$15.17 - $38.26
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,791 - $80,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,031  
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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$32,280 - $83,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.17 - $38.26  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $58.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,031  
   
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).
)
$32,280 - $83,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 568
United States (change)

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 may go on to top-notch roles like Construction Project Manager, where median pay is $70K annually. Many Journeyman Carpenters go on to become Carpenters or Construction Foremans despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $12K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Carpenter

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


For many Journeyman Carpenters, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Journeyman Carpenters make a median salary of $53K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $54K.

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Experience Affects Journeyman Carpenter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 43%