The average rate for a Lead Carpenter is $22.61 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Carpenter and Carpentry.
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$38,089 - $74,238
(Median)
$38K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,395
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$16.54 - $33.18
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$17
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,089 - $74,238  
   
Bonus
$347.65 - $5,163  
Profit Sharing
$881 - $6,128  
Commission
$1,800  
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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$36,087 - $72,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.54 - $33.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.89  
Overtime
$24.11 - $45.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$347.65 - $5,163  
   
Commission
$1,800  
Profit Sharing
$881 - $6,128  
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).
)
$36,087 - $72,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 889

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Job Description for Lead Carpenter

A lead carpenter is a skilled laborer with a focus on constructing wood-based products. Most lead carpenters work in an industrial or construction setting to build housing frames (rather than building rocking chairs and furniture); however, some upscale furniture products are still made by hand. The work life of a lead carpenter varies depending on the industry. Some carpenters have more structured work hours; for example, they may work during regular business hours with pay for any overtime work. Some carpenters are self-employed with work hours that are much more variable.

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Lead Carpenter Tasks

  • Analyze construction blueprints and plans to create timeline, project layouts, and resource needs.
  • Prepare, build, repair, and remodel project elements as needed.
  • Inspect site for safety, changes and progress and communicate effectively to clients and team.
  • Manage team members and validate their work regularly.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lead Carpenter

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,901

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Experience Affects Lead Carpenter Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Lead Carpenter Salaries

Carpenter
up arrow 26%

Carpentry
up arrow 21%

Finish Carpentry
up arrow 4%

finish carpenter
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 2%

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

Siding Installation
0%

National Average
$50,000

Leadership
up arrow 2%

framing
up arrow 3%


TRIM
up arrow 12%

Kitchen/Bath
up arrow 16%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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