An Entry-Level Carpenter earns an average wage of C$20.07 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Carpentry and Siding Installation.

C$26,532 - C$68,365
C$27K
C$41K
C$68K
MEDIAN: C$40,887
10%
50%
90%
C$14.44 - C$27.37
C$14
C$20
C$27
MEDIAN: C$19.79
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$68K
Salary C$26,532 - C$68,365
Bonus C$97.87 - C$5,034
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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$29,965 - C$60,833
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 103
Hourly Data C$0C$45
Hourly Rate C$14.44 - C$27.37
Hourly Tips C$0.80
Overtime C$18.72 - C$45.56
Annual Data C$0C$60K
Bonus C$97.87 - C$5,034
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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$29,965 - C$60,833
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,094

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: C$41,777

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 Winnipeg:
"Schooling VS Realworld."
The work force is a much different place that the schooling you received. You need to be able to listen to instructions, because industry practice and schooling usually don't follow the same standards. Adaptability and problem solving are some of the most important traits in order to make jobs succeed and be profitable.

Carpenter in Victoria:
"Pay rate."
Make sure you are going to be adequately compensated for the work you do.

Carpenter in Saint John:
"Work hard."
Learn everything and practice everyday.

Carpenter in Calgary:
To not be afraid to ask as many questions as possible. That's the only way you'll grow as a carpenter.

Carpenter in Vancouver:
"Avoid dirty work."
There is s saying, you won't get rich with dirty hands.

Carpenter in Amherst:
"Everythhing."
Pay attention, be open to learn and show interest.

Carpenter in Vancouver:
"A skill labor will have more work."
Get a red seal for a better working life and workings conditions.

Key Stats for Carpenter

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
23%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Salaries

▲23%



▲6%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
C$42,000


▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 69%