Average Carpenter Hourly Pay at Self-Employed

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The average hourly pay for a Carpenter at Self-Employed is $21.73.
MEDIAN $21.73
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $36
Total Pay
$31,339 - $78,460

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Job Description for Carpenter

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.
The top respondents for the job title Carpenter are from the companies Tradesmen International, Inc., Carpentry Contractors Corp and Carpenters' Union. Reported salaries are highest at Carpenters' Union where the average pay is $40.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Brand Services and C Construction, Inc., earning around $28.86 and $20.48, respectively. Carpentry Contractors Corp pays the lowest at around $16.99. Tradesmen International, Inc. and Big-D Construction also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.53 and $19.58, respectively.

Career Paths

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Lead Carpenter
Finish Carpenter
Construction Foreman
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Carpenter

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

Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter

An early career Carpenter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $21.35 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Carpenter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.19 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.

Years of Experience

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