The average hourly pay for an Experienced Carpenter is $21.84.
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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. To carry out the duties in this job, the ability to use hand and power tools, as well as good manual dexterity, is important. It is also essential to be able to r…Read more
- 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 Carpenter
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Siding Installation, Blueprints, Flooring Installation, Cabinetry Installation and Window or Door Installation.
Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter
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 $15.10 based on 150 salaries. An early career Carpenter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.20 based on 2,678 salaries. A mid-career Carpenter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.75 based on 1,820 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Carpenter in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 35.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (34.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (34.1% more).
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