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Lead Carpenter Salary

A Lead Carpenter earns an average wage of $21.89 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$34,750 - $69,767
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,700
10%
50%
90%

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$15.37 - $32.32
(Median)
$15
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,750 - $69,767  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,085  
Profit Sharing
$773 - $7,787  
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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$33,193 - $72,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.37 - $32.32  
   
Overtime
$19.17 - $43.80  
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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$773 - $7,787  
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).
)
$33,193 - $72,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 898

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Lead Carpenter

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

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Lead Carpenter Salaries



National Average
$48,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Lead Carpenter Salaries

Carpentry
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

Team Leadership
0%

National Average
$48,000

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 2%

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 63%
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