A Lead Carpenter earns an average wage of AU$35.05 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

AU$56,546 - AU$85,569
AU$57K
AU$65K
AU$86K
MEDIAN: AU$65,414
10%
50%
90%
AU$24.81 - AU$46.96
AU$25
AU$35
AU$47
MEDIAN: AU$34.82
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$96K
Salary AU$56,546 - AU$85,569
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$55,893 - AU$96,145
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 18
Hourly Data AU$0AU$57
Hourly Rate AU$24.81 - AU$46.96
Overtime AU$25.49 - AU$57.39
Annual Data AU$0AU$96K
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$55,893 - AU$96,145
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 62

Job Description for Lead Carpenter

A lead carpenter is a skilled laborer with a focus on constructing wood-based products. Most lead carpenters work in an industrial or construction setting to build housing frames (rather than building rocking chairs and furniture); however, some upscale furniture products are still made by hand. The work life of a lead carpenter varies depending on the industry. Some carpenters have more structured work hours; for example, they may work during regular business hours with pay for any overtime work. Some carpenters are self-employed with work hours that are much more variable.

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Lead Carpenter Tasks

  • Inspect site for safety, changes and progress and communicate effectively to clients and team.
  • Manage team members and validate their work regularly.
  • Analyze construction blueprints and plans to create timeline, project layouts, and resource needs.
  • Prepare, build, repair, and remodel project elements as needed.

Lead Carpenter Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$71,041

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

Lead Carpenter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Lead Carpenter?

Lead Carpenter in Traralgon:
"Dependable."
Pros: Not having to price every job.
Cons: Making good other peoples work.

Lead Carpenter in Brisbane:
"Managing idiots."
Pros: The installation of product, and the ingeniousness of the product.
Cons: Poor management conditions, poor quality control, overtime isnt paid. Average 50 hour weeks.

Key Stats for Lead Carpenter

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Lead Carpenter Salaries

▲15%

▲15%

National Average
AU$71,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 94%