The average hourly pay for a Carpenter with Roofing Materials Installation skills is $19.03.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Carpenter
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 Self-Employed where the average pay is $20.23. Carpentry Contractors Corp pays the lowest at around $16.56.
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Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Window or Door Installation, Cabinetry Installation, Flooring Installation, Blueprints and Siding Installation are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $14.29 based on 16 salaries. An early career Carpenter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.96 based on 424 salaries. A mid-career Carpenter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.38 based on 354 salaries. An experienced Carpenter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.07 based on 616 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Carpenter in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 41.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (33.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (30.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (6.7% less), Houston, Texas (5.6% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2.8% less).
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