Salary for Carpenters

Also known as:  Beam Builder, Building Carpenter, Construction Carpenter, Counter Installer, Custom Wood Stair Builder, Finish Carpenter, Hardwood Floor Installer, House Carpenter, Wood Floor Layer

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Carpenters build, maintain and repair framework and building structures, such as stairways, rafters and doorframes. They normally work with wood and other similar materials. Carpenters can work in many different areas of the construction field, so their work can be physically demanding and tiresome. Adverse weather conditions and an unsafe work environment are just two of the causes of this. Carpenters most often learn their trade from a formal apprenticeship program. However, some trade schools do provide more in-depth carpentry programs. There are other carpenters who have no formal training at all, and simply learned their skills informally in their first few months of work.

A Carpenter gets a salary of between 32000 - 48000 depending on the level of experience. Carpenters can get a compensation of Forty Three Thousand Eight Hundred dollars every year.

Carpenters can receive the highest pay in Hawaii, where they can receive pay of approximating $64040. This group of professionals can obtain the highest salaries in Information, where they can earn average job salaries of $61620.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.35 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Carpenters tend to make the most in the following industries
Finance and Insurance $61,620
Information $61,270
Utilities $54,500
Accommodation and Food Services $50,660
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $49,240
Public Administration $48,690
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $34,230
Retail Trade $36,780
Manufacturing $38,040
Wholesale Trade $39,380
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $42,520
Other Services (except Public Administration) $42,540
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