$44,691
Avg. Salary
$19.85
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,000

Bonus

$1,933

Profit Sharing

$1,350

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Carpenter is $19.85 per hour.

The average pay for a Carpenter is $44,691 per year.

$13.64
10%
$19.85
50%
$32.75
90%
MEDIAN $19.85
$26k
10%
$45k
50%
$75k
90%
MEDIAN $44,691
$26,030 - $75,402
$26K
$45K
$75K
MEDIAN: $44,691
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50%
90%

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$13.64 - $32.75
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MEDIAN: $19.85
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$0$75K
Salary $26,030 - $75,402
Bonus $200 - $5,057
Profit Sharing $152 - $6,589
Commission $1,350
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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$28,999 - $72,874
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,073
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $13.64 - $32.75
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.53
Overtime $19.43 - $45.44
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $200 - $5,057
Commission $1,350
Profit Sharing $152 - $6,589
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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$28,999 - $72,874
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 10,415

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 Pay By Employer

$0$82K

Self-Employed
54 profiles
$43,459

$38,949

$34,945

$41,600

Brand Services
5 profiles
$60,034

$37,440

Common Career Paths for Carpenter


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Carpenters may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $70K annually. It is quite typical for Carpenters to transition into roles as Carpenter Supervisors or Lead Carpenters, where reported median earnings are $9K and $6K higher per year.

Carpenter Job Listings

Popular Skills for Carpenter


Survey results imply that Carpenters deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Blueprints, framer, and Cabinetry Installation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include framing, Drywall, and Roofing Materials Installation. Most people skilled in Cabinetry Installation are similarly competent in Blueprints and FrameMaker.

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 $35,000 based on 2,058 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 $41,000 based on 1,741 salaries. An experienced Carpenter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 2,506 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 $51,000 based on 1,726 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,540

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Carpenters, 45 percent higher than the national average. Carpenters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+40 percent), Chicago (+37 percent), New York (+27 percent), and Seattle (+26 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 5 percent below the national average.

Carpenter Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Carpenter?

Carpenter in Jacksonville:
"Work hard."
Work hard for what you want achieve.

Carpenter in Afton:
Pros: Learn to build your own house, learn how to opporate some equipment.
Cons: Very physically demanding, working in all weather conditions.

Carpenter in Mount Pleasant:
"Wood work."
Pros: I like that I can hand craft n e thing with wood.
Cons: Know I don't get paid enough for what I do.

Carpenter in Lexington:
"No raises."
Go commercial, that's where the money is at.

Carpenter in Okeechobee:
"Long And Hard."
Pros: Seeing the finish product after the job is complete.
Cons: The least would have to be being under paid

Carpenter in Gary:
"Share Your Skills With New Carpenters."
Work hard and try to learn something every day and pass your skills to others.

Carpenter in Manchester:
"Being Good At Your Job Is Not Always Good For Advancement."
If you are too good at your job it's hard to be replaced so you can take on a different roll in the same company. They tend to rely on you in the position you're and not allowed you to move up. I would suggest that you become good but keep an eye on your future path so you do not get stuck where you are. Carpentry has been a great field to be in and would advise anyone that likes to work with their hands to do this job. It does have it's rewards.

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Key Stats for Carpenter

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1533 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Carpenter Salaries

▲20%

▲7%

National Average
$43,000

▼3%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Salaries


▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$43,000



Carpenter
▼2%

Carpentry
▼2%

TRIM
▼2%






▼9%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1533 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 65%