The average rate for a Carpenter in Halifax, Nova Scotia is C$20.35 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Blueprints and Tools.

C$14.30 - C$31.03
C$14
C$20
C$31
MEDIAN: C$20.00
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data C$0C$31
Hourly Rate C$14.30 - C$31.03
Annual Data C$0C$64K
Bonus C$1,250
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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C$29,904 - C$64,278
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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 by Experience Level for Carpenter

Pay by Experience for a Carpenter has a positive trend. An entry-level Carpenter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Carpenter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Carpenter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 6 salaries. A Carpenter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$61,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Carpenter

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Carpenter Salaries

▲48%

▲25%

▼0%

National Average
C$41,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Salaries

▲27%

▲13%

National Average
C$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 43%