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Master Carpenter Salary

A sizeable majority of Master Carpenters in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $24.91 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a third, and slightly less than one-fifth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Master Carpenters. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,947 - $80,376
(Median)
$29K
$49K
$80K
MEDIAN: $49,137
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90%

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$15.48 - $43.73
(Median)
$15
$25
$44
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$28,947 - $80,376  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,080  
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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$32,103 - $93,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $43.73  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $51.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,080  
   
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).
)
$32,103 - $93,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 452

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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 usually report a few specific skills. Cabinetry Installation and Master carpenter are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Master Carpenter

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $35K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $42K. Master Carpenters who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Master Carpenters who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $56K on average.

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Experience Affects Master Carpenter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$52,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Skills That Affect Master Carpenter Salaries

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 11%

Master carpenter
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

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: 31% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 69%