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Average Carpenter Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for a Carpenter in Canada is C$24.95.
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Hourly Rate
C$17 - C$36
C$199 - C$4,986
Profit Sharing
C$368 - C$10,766
C$0 - C$1,500
Total Pay
C$36,229 - C$77,281
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What Do Carpenters Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Carpenter

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Popular Employer Salaries for Carpenter

The top respondents for the job title Carpenter are from the companies PCL Construction, Inc., Self-Employed and FirstOnSite Restoration. Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is C$35.06. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include PCL Construction, Inc., earning around C$27.02. Winmar Construction pays the lowest at around C$20.72. FirstOnSite Restoration also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying C$20.98.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Carpenters?

Skills in Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Flooring Installation, Residential, Tools and Window or Door Installation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Carpenters?

An entry-level Carpenter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$17.60 based on 44 salaries. An early career Carpenter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$21.30 based on 729 salaries. A mid-career Carpenter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$25.33 based on 673 salaries. An experienced Carpenter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$28.68 based on 747 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$30.
Employees with Carpenter in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 17.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (17.2% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (4.4% less) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (3.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,617 survey responses.
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