The average pay for a Master Carpenter is $24.82 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Master Carpenter Total Pay (?
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$29,126 - $81,552
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MEDIAN: $48,933
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Master Carpenter Total Pay (?
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$15.17 - $42.41
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,126 - $81,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,444  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $14,500  
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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$31,450 - $91,780  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 749
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.17 - $42.41  
   
Overtime
$16.58 - $57.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,444  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $14,500  
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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$31,450 - $91,780  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 749
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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Chicago
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$52,000
Houston
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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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Skills That Affect Master Carpenter Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$52,000
Carpentry
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Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
61%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 68%
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