The average hourly pay for a Carpenter in Chicago, Illinois is $26.16.
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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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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter
An early career Carpenter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.59 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Carpenter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.96 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Carpenter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.66 based on 46 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $34.
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (16.4% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (16.3% less) and Denver, Colorado (14.6% less).
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