Master Carpenter Salary

Men make up the majority of Master Carpenters in the United States, bringing in about $25.00 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one-third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little less than a fifth collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,312 - $85,981
(Median)
$29K
$50K
$86K
MEDIAN: $49,684
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50%
90%

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$15.56 - $44.31
(Median)
$16
$25
$44
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,312 - $85,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
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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$32,404 - $95,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.56 - $44.31  
   
Overtime
$15.61 - $51.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
   
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).
)
$32,404 - $95,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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

  • 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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Survey takers who work as Master Carpenters report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Cabinetry Installation, Plumbing, Master carpenter, and framing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include framing.

Pay by Experience Level for Master Carpenter

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


Master Carpenters with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $42K. Master Carpenters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Master Carpenter Salaries


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 5%

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
6%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
67%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 67%
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