The average pay for an Entry-Level Carpenter is AU$24.74 per hour. A skill in FrameMaker is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$23,349 - AU$71,035
AU$23K
AU$49K
AU$71K
MEDIAN: AU$49,314
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.95 - AU$35.20
AU$18
AU$25
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$24.75
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$73K
Salary AU$23,349 - AU$71,035
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$4,966
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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AU$35,042 - AU$73,460
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 358
Hourly Data AU$0AU$50
Hourly Rate AU$17.95 - AU$35.20
Hourly Tips AU$1.38
Overtime AU$24.05 - AU$50.55
Annual Data AU$0AU$73K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$4,966
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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AU$35,042 - AU$73,460
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,396

Job Description for Carpenter

A carpenter creates wooden products that are often used to create structures, such as furniture, artwork, foundations, doors, and window framing. Much of the work is done independently, so it is important to be able to adhere to deadlines. Attention to detail is essential, as the end product needs to be safe and aesthetically please.

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Carpenter Tasks

  • Build closets, counters, shelves, cabinets, doors, bulletin boards, windows, wall panels and other related finish carpentry items.
  • Dismantle or demolish and remove designated items prior to the commencement of repairs.
  • Select lumber, materials and supplies.
  • Work from blueprints, sketches and drawings in addition to verbal and written descriptions to accomplish the job.

Carpenter Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$51,420

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Carpenter Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Carpenter in Melbourne:
Listen and work hard.

Carpenter in Launceston:
"Correct salary."
Research correct salary and work entitlements, job responcabilities andjob level. If you need to provide certain tools of trade, and your own mode of transport, mobile phone, and fuel.

Carpenter in Queensland:
Be a plumber, carpenters get raped!

Carpenter in Wagga Wagga:
If you are supplying all of your own tools, trailer, vehicle, paying own fuel then discuss rate with employer so everything is accounted for I.e wear and tear on tools and vehicle.

Carpenter in Sydney:
"Hard On Your Body."
Some carpentry work can be very physical and stressful at times and can be hard on your body. Be prepared to work hard.

Key Stats for Carpenter

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
32%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Salaries

▲19%

▲9%


▲3%

▲2%


Adobe FrameMaker
▼0%

National Average
AU$51,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 91%