Master Carpenter Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Master Carpenter is $24.89 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Master Carpenter Salary (?
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$26,962 - $79,579
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,083
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Master Carpenter Salary (?
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$15.08 - $43.72
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$26,962 - $79,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
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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$31,226 - $92,570  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $43.72  
   
Overtime
$15.67 - $54.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
   
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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$31,226 - $92,570  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 490
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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
up arrow 11%
National Average
$52,000
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
62%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 66%
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