Master Carpenter Salary

Master Carpenters in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $25.98 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Master Carpenters is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in three, and just under one in five earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,233 - $85,961
$32K
$52K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,872
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50%
90%

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$17.38 - $45.86
$17
$26
$46
MEDIAN: $25.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$32,233 - $85,961  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$650  
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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$36,002 - $95,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.38 - $45.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$24.84 - $52.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$290.87 - $4,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$650  
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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$36,002 - $95,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 453

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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

  • 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.
  • Trains an apprentice or other subordinates.
  • Repairs furniture and other wooden items; sands and refinishes.
  • Estimates cost and efficiency of job related tasks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Master Carpenter

Pay by Experience for a Master Carpenter has a positive trend. An entry-level Master Carpenter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Master Carpenter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Master Carpenter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 184 salaries. A Master Carpenter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 361 salaries.

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Key Stats for Master Carpenter

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
69%
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Experience Affects Master Carpenter Salaries

▲7%

National Average
$57,000

▼3%

▼17%

Entry-Level
▼34%

Skills That Affect Master Carpenter Salaries

Kitchen/Bath
▲20%

TRIM
▲19%

Flooring Installation
▲10%

Master carpenter
▲8%

Cabinetry Installation
▼0%

National Average
$57,000

Siding Installation
▼1%

Plumbing
▼4%


Project Management
▼6%

Trim Carpenter
▼6%

▼11%

Blueprints
▼12%

Roofing Materials Installation
▼16%

Finish Carpentry
▼19%

finish carpenter
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
69%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 67%