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Master Carpenter Salary

Men make up the majority of Master Carpenters in the United States, bringing in about $24.85 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in three, and about a fifth earn dental coverage. Most Master Carpenters like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$26,577 - $79,561
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MEDIAN: $47,891
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$15.06 - $43.98
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$26,577 - $79,561  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
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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$31,324 - $93,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.06 - $43.98  
   
Overtime
$15.45 - $54.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
   
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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$31,324 - $93,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 481
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Job Description for Master Carpenter

Master carpenters provide a variety of skilled carpentry services for their employer(s). They are involved in all aspects of woodworking, including initial construction, finished construction, and repair work. These carpenters use their wood-working expertise in a variety of construction and remodeling tasks, as well as build frames for houses and roofs. Master carpenters also construct other wooden buildings (such as cabins or sheds) and provide framing for the installation of drywall, kitchen cabinets, shelves, doors, and bathrooms within homes. They install stairs, including crafting rails, posts, and all associated accessories. In addition to installation, master carpenters handle maintenance of existing wooden structures and provide repairs and replacements for damaged or failing carpentry.

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Master Carpenter Tasks

  • Repairs furniture and other wooden items; sands and refinishes.
  • Estimates cost and efficiency of job related tasks.
  • Trains an apprentice or other subordinates.
  • Leads complex carpentry work on buildings, framings, furniture, cabinetry and other wooden items, often supervising work of several subordinates.
  • Operates tools: planer, shaper, jointer, lathe, drill press, mortising, boring, tenoning machines, jig saws, rip saws and cut-off saws.

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Experience Affects Master Carpenter Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$52,000

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
63%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 66%