Master Carpenter Salary

The average wage for a Master Carpenter is $26.07 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Finish Carpentry, Flooring Installation, Kitchen/Bath, and TRIM. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$32,345 - $85,379
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$52K
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MEDIAN: $52,000
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$17.12 - $46.43
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MEDIAN: $26.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$32,345 - $85,379  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
Profit Sharing
$650  
Total Pay (?
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$35,485 - $97,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.12 - $46.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$24.75 - $52.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
   
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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$35,485 - $97,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 471

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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

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

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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 59 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

▼4%

Mid-Career
▼16%

Entry-Level
▼31%

Skills That Affect Master Carpenter Salaries

Finish Carpentry
▲39%

Flooring Installation
▲24%

TRIM
▲19%

Kitchen/Bath
▲19%

Master carpenter
▲4%


National Average
$57,000

Siding Installation
▼1%


Plumbing
▼4%

Trim Carpenter
▼6%

Project Management
▼7%

framing
▼9%

Blueprints
▼12%

finish carpenter
▼14%

Roofing Materials Installation
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 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: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 69%
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