The average hourly pay for a Finish Carpenter in Canada is C$24.52.
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C$305 - C$1,474
C$33,756 - C$78,422
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Job Description for Finish Carpenter
A finish carpenter works with wood to ensure the quality of completed pieces meets their company's and or clients' standards. They must maintain a clean job site, communicate effectively with the client to discern their needs and issues, and work well with other carpenter. Finish carpenters are also responsible for reviewing and interpreting blueprints, sketches, and work orders. They must then determine what materials and equipment are needed for the assignment; for all projects, finish carpent…Read more
Finish 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.
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Popular Skills for Finish Carpenter
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Skills in Cabinetry Installation, Flooring Installation and Problem Solving are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Precision Measurement and Window or Door Installation.
Pay by Experience Level for Finish Carpenter
An early career Finish Carpenter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$19.73 based on 77 salaries. A mid-career Finish Carpenter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$25.69 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Finish Carpenter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$28.20 based on 88 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$30.
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Employees with Finish Carpenter in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Kelowna, British Columbia (12.2% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (11.4% less), Victoria, British Columbia (2.2% less) and Edmonton, Alberta (0.5% less).
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