$48,246
Avg. Salary
$20.26
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$962

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Finish Carpenter is $20.26 per hour.

The average pay for a Finish Carpenter is $48,246 per year.

10%
$14.25
10%
$20.26
50%
$35.26
90%
90%
MEDIAN $20.26
10%
$29k
10%
$48k
50%
$74k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $48,246
$28,707 - $73,839
$29K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,246
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90%

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$14.25 - $35.26
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$0$74K
Salary $28,707 - $73,839
Bonus $194 - $5,104
Profit Sharing $5.30 - $4,918
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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$30,189 - $74,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 153
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.25 - $35.26
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.38
Overtime $19.39 - $40.85
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $194 - $5,104
Profit Sharing $5.30 - $4,918
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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$30,189 - $74,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,777

Job Description for Finish Carpenter

A finish carpenter works with wood to ensure the quality of completed pieces meets their company's and or clients' standards. They must maintain a clean job site, communicate effectively with the client to discern their needs and issues, and work well with other carpenter. Finish carpenters are also responsible for reviewing and interpreting blueprints, sketches, and work orders. They must then determine what materials and equipment are needed for the assignment; for all projects, finish carpenters need to ensure that jobs completed come in under or at budget and are completed on time.

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Finish 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.

Finish Carpenter Pay By Employer

$0$86K

Self-Employed
6 profiles
$78,000

Common Career Paths for Finish Carpenter


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At the upper end, Finish Carpenters who move into a Construction Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Construction Project Managers is a much higher $70K per year.

Finish Carpenter Job Listings

Popular Skills for Finish Carpenter


Survey results imply that Finish Carpenters put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Finish Carpentry, Millwork Design, and Cabinetry Installation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 11 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Drywall as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. framing and finish carpenter also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Cabinetry Installation also tend to know Flooring Installation and Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Finish Carpenter

Pay by Experience for a Finish Carpenter has a positive trend. An entry-level Finish Carpenter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 267 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Finish Carpenter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 275 salaries. An experienced Finish Carpenter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 432 salaries. A Finish Carpenter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 337 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

27%

15%

13%

-4%

National Average: $44,171

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

Home to some of the best pay for Finish Carpenters, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 94 percent above the national average. Finish Carpenters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+45 percent), San Diego (+31 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Pittsburgh (+17 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Salt Lake City is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Tampa and Indianapolis (13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Finish Carpenter Reviews

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

Finish Carpenter in Fairland:
"Low wages, contractors cheating the tax system."
Pros:
Cons: All the general contractors I know of and have talked with do not legally hire employees here in Oklahoma, they hire subcontractors which they treat exactly like employees, working 60 plus hours a week with no other job, hourly, no 'contract' to speak of, all to avoid paying L&I, state, and federal taxes.

Finish Carpenter in Denver:
"I work south of denver in the tri lakes area."
Pros: The constant work.
Cons: The constant commuter traffic.

Finish Carpenter in Everett:
"Everett sucks."
Pros: The people.
Cons: The corrupt legal system.

Finish Carpenter in Salina:
"Money."
The pay never increase.

Finish Carpenter in Fayetteville:
The work is not worth the pay. You will do everything including buying tools picking up guys who don't work as hard as you or show up on time and miss days frequently. You will earn 3% of what your boss is making and he will never be seen . This is only a good job if it is you getting the jobs and paying employees. The rich get richer and pass along no appreciation to the hard working employees. You will struggle to make ends meet and be physically and emotionally destroyed. It is only a temporary solution to having no income and holds no rewards benefits overtime payed vacation or anything someone who wants to build a successful career wants. Unless your dad owns the company you will never make more than 14-16 and hour and that's non taxed money you will incure thousands of dollars of debt each tax season you will owe in. I didn't even list the health issues you will encounter from the material dust you breath physical strain, unmaintained tools and falls from hights if you live.

Finish Carpenter in Newport Beach:
"Gas would be so much and no gas compensation for my work."
Stay in school get your degree this isn't fun anymore.

Finish Carpenter in Fenton:
"Contract negotiation/getting money down before I started a p."
Learn quality not quantity. Don't rush. To perform at a high level and do custom work (I.e. Curved Stairway. Crown Molding, Libraries) It takes time. Be patient and do it right the first time. Take pride in your abilities ( don't give them away) Meaning, don't short change yourself and work for pennies. Your ability to do what you do took years to learn through ups and downs. Don't be the low baller. Always adapt and continue to learn. But most importantly listen. Listen to customers and what they want and deliver at the highest level possible.

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Key Stats for Finish Carpenter

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 269 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%

Experience Affects Finish Carpenter Salaries

▲19%

▲6%

National Average
$44,000

▼8%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Finish Carpenter Salaries

Finish Carpentry
▲18%

Millwork Design
▲7%


Blueprints
▼0%

National Average
$44,000



TRIM
▼12%

finish carpenter
▼18%

framing
▼27%

Drywall
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 75%