Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $20.75 per hour. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $15.19 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Carpenters' Union folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average about $35.73 per hour.
Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Florida, where they average to approximately $45.80 per hour.
Carpenters represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $40.00 per hour — though Journeyman Carpenters, Millwrights, and Office Managers also do fairly well at $29.49, around $18.49, and $17.50, respectively. Financial compensation for Carpenter Apprentices is rather low — on average only approximately $17.00 — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $43.76 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Roofing Materials Installation; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $45.34 per hour. A common skill in Carpenters' Union's work force is Window or Door Installation; approximately two in five of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Blueprints, Cabinetry Installation, and Siding Installation.
Carpenters' Union's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
For nearly all respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage, too. Carpenters' Union also dishes out privileges such as pension.