Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Carpenter is $25.36
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Carpenters?
An early career Carpenter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.30 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Carpenter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.31 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), …Read more
What Do Carpenters Do?
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 …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.