Salary for Construction 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 construction professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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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 usually earn an average pay level on a scale from 32000 - 48000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Construction Carpenters can get a wage of Forty Three Thousand Eight Hundred dollars annually.

Construction Carpenters can obtain the highest compensation in Hawaii, where they earn average pay of near $64040. This group of professionals can get the highest pay in Information, which has average compensation of $61620.

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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.
Construction 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