Salary for Construction Carpenters

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This occupation has now been updated to 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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

A construction carpenter is similar to a basic carpenter, but they specialize in on-site construction work. Some of the main duties of construction carpenters include constructing, erecting and repairing structures of plywood and wallboard using hand and power tools. Construction carpenters' jobs are strenuous as their work conditions are usually unsafe. This makes them more prone to injury than those with other careers. Construction carpenters often learn their trade from a formal apprenticeship program, but some vocational schools offer a degree program in carpentry. There are others still who learn their skills informally on the job after they are hired.

A Construction Carpenter will most likely earn wages that can range from $31,200 to $87,410 based on experience and domain knowledge. can earn an average compensation of fifty-four thousand two hundred dollars per annum.

can receive the highest pay in Hawaii, where they receive a compensation of about $80,810. These people are compensated the highest in Information, where they can get pay of $73,350.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 42.53 percent nationwide in that time.


Construction Carpenters tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Retail Trade
Finance and Insurance
Wholesale Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
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