$57,352
Avg. Salary
$25.30
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$988

Profit Sharing

$2,543

Commission

$5,500

The average pay for a Carpenter Foreman is $25.30 per hour.

The average pay for a Carpenter Foreman is $57,352 per year.

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$40,173 - $91,048
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$91K
MEDIAN: $57,352
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$17.60 - $39.69
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$0$91K
Salary $40,173 - $91,048
Bonus $0.00 - $5,040
Profit Sharing $0.26 - $7,397
Commission $5,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,036 - $89,536
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 168
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $17.60 - $39.69
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $23.50 - $54.89
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,040
Commission $5,500
Profit Sharing $0.26 - $7,397
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,036 - $89,536
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,167

Job Description for Carpenter Foreman

A carpenter foreman is a key supervisor and manager on any major construction project. He or she supervises and directs the carpenters who work with wood on such projects. These can typically involve tasks like laying hardwood floors, building wooden staircases, framing and hanging doors, and building cabinetry and closets. In building projects that require multiple carpenters to perform these jobs, the carpenter foreman serves as their immediate supervisor. In turn, the foreman usually reports to a construction foreman or project manager.

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Carpenter Foreman Tasks

  • Follow Industry standards and procedures and comply with federal, state, and local building codes.
  • Determine material requirements, conformance and dimensions of structure and check against blueprints.
  • Maintain continuity among carpentry work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Understand safety regulations and provide guidance on policies and procedures.
  • Assesses equipment, materials and labor needed to complete large and/or complex maintenance task to ensure work meets industry standards and reduces waste.

Common Career Paths for Carpenter Foreman


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Though it's uncommon, some Carpenter Foremans move into roles as Commercial Construction Superintendents, where pay is an average $70K per year. The most common promotion for Carpenter Foremans is a Carpenter position, which usually brings in $41K a year. Another standard transition for Carpenter Foremans seeking advancement is to assume a Construction Superintendent role, where pay is often $70K.

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Popular Skills for Carpenter Foreman


Survey takers working as Carpenter Foremans report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Layout, Safety Compliance, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 20 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Carpentry, Roofing Materials Installation, and People Management. It is often found that people who know Blueprints are also skilled in Cabinetry Installation and Carpenter.

Pay by Experience Level for Carpenter Foreman

Pay by Experience for a Carpenter Foreman has a positive trend. An entry-level Carpenter Foreman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Carpenter Foreman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Carpenter Foreman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 367 salaries. A Carpenter Foreman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 282 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,446

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Carpenter Foremans earn a generous sum in the state of California: In particular, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento have higher pay rates than anywhere else in the country, each offering salaries above the national average. The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 7 percent below the national average.

Carpenter Foreman Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Carpenter Foreman?

Carpenter Foreman in Fort Dodge:
"Be ready to think ahead and be prepared."
Communicate with all the subcontractors. Make sure everyone is on the same page.

Carpenter Foreman in waltham:
"There's always a solution."
There is always a solution, sometimes you have to slow down and find out what it is.

Carpenter Foreman in Gig Harbor:
"The truth."
Don't believe what hr department tells you.you will be lied to if they can to get you to hire on.

Carpenter Foreman in Harvard:
"Logistics."
Know and understand what you are doing.

Carpenter Foreman in El Cajon:
"How to take orders from some one."
Learn all you can, try to make your job easy and learn a fast way to get it. Done, learn a job that fits your style of work < you work for $10.00 hr. What can make you go faster and make more money, say $15.00 hr. > Try to cut and stack your own roof, it pays $300.00-- do you do it in two. Days, OK ! A carpenter makes that in two days; can you do it faster than. That? LEARN ALL YOU CAN; AND MAKE MONEY !

Carpenter Foreman in West Palm Beach:
"Not advancing as far as I would of liked."
You'll always have work if you apply yourself.

Carpenter Foreman in Maine:
"If You Know You Can Do It. Then Speak Up."
To watch the workers and don't believe what someone says. About another worker.

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Key Stats for Carpenter Foreman

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 229 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
42%

Experience Affects Carpenter Foreman Salaries

▲4%

National Average
$55,000

▼1%

▼8%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Carpenter Foreman Salaries

Layout
▲37%

Safety Compliance
▲20%

Team Leadership
▲5%

▲2%


National Average
$55,000

Carpenter
▼2%


Cabinetry Installation
▼5%

concrete finisher
▼6%

framing
▼7%

People Management
▼8%


Carpentry
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 229 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 52%