Average Carpenter Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

$23.28
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$976
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The average hourly pay for a Carpenter in Los Angeles, California is $23.28.
10%
$13.52
10%
$23.28
50%
$40.73
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90%
MEDIAN $23.28
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $41
Bonus
$12 - $49,316
Total Pay
$30,317 - $87,225

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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Carpenter. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Carpenter
Lead Carpenter
Finish Carpenter
Construction Foreman
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Carpenter

Skills in Window or Door Installation, Cabinetry Installation, Blueprints, Project Management and Flooring 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 $15.80 based on 5 salaries. An early career Carpenter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.57 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Carpenter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.13 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Carpenter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.04 based on 34 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 Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 12.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (6.0% less), Denver, Colorado (4.1% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 152 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.3%
Early Career
30.9%
Mid Career
22.4%
Experienced
22.4%
Late Career
21.1%