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Average Carpenter Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

$22.02
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$1,000
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The average hourly pay for a Carpenter in Los Angeles, California is $22.02.
10%
$15.27
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$22.02
90%
$38.54
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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.

Career Paths

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Carpenter
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Carpenters?

Skills in Cabinetry Installation, Window or Door Installation, Blueprints and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Flooring 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 $16.36 based on 5 salaries. An early career Carpenter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.25 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Carpenter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.62 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Carpenter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.81 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $32.
Employees with Carpenter in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 34.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (27.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (16.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (6.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 121 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.1%
Early Career
29.8%
Mid Career
24.8%
Experienced
25.6%
Late Career
15.7%