Average Carpenter Hourly Pay

$20.35
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$984
Bonus
$3,500
Commission
$1,800
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Carpenter is $20.35.
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$14.38
MEDIAN
$20.35
90%
$34.34
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $34
Bonus
$198 - $4,910
Profit Sharing
$151 - $6,638
Commission
$1,017 - $49,132
Total Pay
$30,370 - $74,115
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What Do Carpenters Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Carpenter

3.7 out of 5
(1,447)
Highly Satisfied
146Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Carpenter are from the companies Self-Employed, Tradesmen International, Inc. and Carpentry Contractors Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Carpenters' Union where the average pay is $43.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Self-Employed and C Construction, Inc., earning around $24.62 and $22.50, respectively. Clayton Homes Inc pays the lowest at around $14.12. Carpentry Contractors Corp and Tradesmen International, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.58 and $19.72, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Carpenters?

Skills in Cabinetry Installation and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Siding Installation, Flooring Installation and Window or Door Installation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Carpenters?

An entry-level Carpenter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.28 based on 137 salaries. An early career Carpenter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.66 based on 2,433 salaries. A mid-career Carpenter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.02 based on 1,654 salaries. An experienced Carpenter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.25 based on 2,564 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Carpenter in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 43.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (36.1% more) and Seattle, Washington (25.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 9,437 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.5%
Early Career
25.8%
Mid Career
17.5%
Experienced
27.2%
Late Career
28.1%