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Master Carpenter Salary

The average pay for a Master Carpenter is $24.88 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$29,361 - $83,697
(Median)
$29K
$49K
$84K
MEDIAN: $49,217
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90%

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$15.39 - $43.88
(Median)
$15
$25
$44
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,361 - $83,697  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
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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$32,012 - $94,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.39 - $43.88  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $51.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
   
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).
)
$32,012 - $94,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 457

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Master Carpenter

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

Related Job Salaries

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Experience Affects Master Carpenter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$52,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Entry-Level
up arrow 37%

Skills That Affect Master Carpenter Salaries

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 8%

Plumbing
up arrow 4%

Master carpenter
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

framing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
67%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 68%
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