Journeyman Carpenter Salary

Men make up the majority of Journeyman Carpenters in the United States, bringing in about $25.62 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and years of experience. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than half. Work is enjoyable for Journeyman Carpenters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,378 - $96,095
$30K
$52K
$96K
MEDIAN: $51,776
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50%
90%

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$17.30 - $41.48
$17
$26
$41
MEDIAN: $25.81
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$0$96K
Salary $30,378 - $96,095
Bonus $204.26 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $9,826
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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$36,638 - $90,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $17.30 - $41.48
Hourly Tips $1.56
Overtime $23.51 - $61.34
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $204.26 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $9,826
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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$36,638 - $90,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 814

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Job Description for Journeyman Carpenter

A journeyman carpenter perform various woodworking tasks as assigned. Often, this requires working on construction projects, including installing foundations and various structural aspects of buildings. Fitting wooden aspects of structures and shaping and carving wood to given specifications is essential, so attention to detail is important for this position. The journeyman carpenter might also be in charge of erecting scaffolding for planned construction work to ensure the safety of other employees. Other tasks performed by the journeyman carpenter include performing finishing work and following safety standards at all times.

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Journeyman Carpenter Tasks

  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings and trim.
  • Maintain a clean work environment.
  • Frame out walls and set door frames.
  • Maintain and repair all structures made of wood.

Common Career Paths for Journeyman Carpenter


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Journeyman Carpenters' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager. The average Construction Project Manager brings home $70K per year. Journeyman Carpenters most often move into positions as Carpenters or Construction Foremans. Carpenters actually earn $15K less on average, however, and Construction Foremans earn $5K less per year than Journeyman Carpenters do.

Journeyman Carpenter Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Journeyman Carpenter


Popular Skills for Journeyman Carpenter


Journeyman Carpenters report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Carpenter, framing, Blueprints, and Cabinetry Installation are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Drywall as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Finish Carpentry and Layout also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Blueprints also know framing.

Pay by Experience Level for Journeyman Carpenter

Pay by Experience for a Journeyman Carpenter has a positive trend. An entry-level Journeyman Carpenter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 132 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Journeyman Carpenter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 230 salaries. An experienced Journeyman Carpenter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 402 salaries. A Journeyman Carpenter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 306 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,092

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

For Journeyman Carpenters, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 60 percent above the national average. Journeyman Carpenters will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+56 percent), Honolulu (+44 percent), New York (+36 percent), and Los Angeles (+31 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Journeyman Carpenters is geography, with workers in Phoenix earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Nashville (13 percent lower) and Denver (11 percent lower).

Journeyman Carpenter Reviews

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

Journeyman Carpenter in Blacksburg:
"Outdoor/Indoor physical labor."
Pros: Finished product.
Cons: Weather.

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Key Stats for Journeyman Carpenter

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Journeyman Carpenter Salaries

▲3%

National Average
$57,000

▼3%

▼5%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Journeyman Carpenter Salaries

Carpenter
▲3%

National Average
$57,000

framing
▼6%

▼9%



finish carpenter
▼16%

Layout
▼17%

Finish Carpentry
▼22%

Drywall
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 39%
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