Average Carpenter Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$26.16
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The average hourly pay for a Carpenter in Chicago, Illinois is $26.16.
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$15.73
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$26.16
90%
$44.33
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $44
Total Pay
$32,672 - $95,417

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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.

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Popular Skills for Carpenter

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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Years of Experience

This data is based on 161 survey responses.
Early Career
21.1%
Mid Career
14.9%
Experienced
28.6%
Late Career
35.4%