Master Carpenter Salary

The average wage for a Master Carpenter is $25.98 per hour. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Kitchen/Bath and TRIM. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$31,810 - $84,430
$32K
$51K
$84K
MEDIAN: $51,347
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$17.83 - $44.96
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$0$94K
Salary $31,810 - $84,430
Bonus $195.74 - $4,637
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$36,359 - $94,347
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 86
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $17.83 - $44.96
Hourly Tips $1.67
Overtime $27.93 - $51.84
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $195.74 - $4,637
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$36,359 - $94,347
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 478

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Job Description for Master Carpenter

Master carpenters provide a variety of skilled carpentry services for their employer(s). They are involved in all aspects of woodworking, including initial construction, finished construction, and repair work. These carpenters use their wood-working expertise in a variety of construction and remodeling tasks, as well as build frames for houses and roofs. Master carpenters also construct other wooden buildings (such as cabins or sheds) and provide framing for the installation of drywall, kitchen cabinets, shelves, doors, and bathrooms within homes. They install stairs, including crafting rails, posts, and all associated accessories. In addition to installation, master carpenters handle maintenance of existing wooden structures and provide repairs and replacements for damaged or failing carpentry.

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Master Carpenter Tasks

  • Leads complex carpentry work on buildings, framings, furniture, cabinetry and other wooden items, often supervising work of several subordinates.
  • Operates tools: planer, shaper, jointer, lathe, drill press, mortising, boring, tenoning machines, jig saws, rip saws and cut-off saws.
  • Trains an apprentice or other subordinates.
  • Repairs furniture and other wooden items; sands and refinishes.
  • Estimates cost and efficiency of job related tasks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Master Carpenter

Pay by Experience for a Master Carpenter has a positive trend. An entry-level Master Carpenter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Master Carpenter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Master Carpenter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 184 salaries. A Master Carpenter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 361 salaries.

Master Carpenter Reviews

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

Master Carpenter in Knoxville:
Pros: Enjoy the detail work of making and installing cabinets as well as new residential construction.
Cons: During the winter work slows down and I am left sitting. Also contractors that want to pay only fourteen dollars an hour and expect a minimum of ten years experience and for carpenter to have all the tools needed to complete the task at hand.

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Key Stats for Master Carpenter

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
69%
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Experience Affects Master Carpenter Salaries

▲7%

National Average
$57,000

▼3%

▼17%

Entry-Level
▼34%

Skills That Affect Master Carpenter Salaries

Kitchen/Bath
▲20%

TRIM
▲19%

Flooring Installation
▲10%

Master carpenter
▲8%

Cabinetry Installation
▼0%

National Average
$57,000

Siding Installation
▼1%

Plumbing
▼4%


Project Management
▼6%

Trim Carpenter
▼6%

▼11%

Blueprints
▼12%

Roofing Materials Installation
▼16%

Finish Carpentry
▼19%

finish carpenter
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
69%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 67%
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