Salary for Carpenter Helpers

Also known as:  Beam Builder Helper, Building Carpenter Helper, Carpenter Assistant, Carpenter Helper, Construction Carpenters Helper, Hardwood Floor Installation Helper, House Carpenter Helper

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Carpentry helpers handle the most basic tasks that need to be completed on carpentry sites. Their work is very physically demanding and strenuous as they often work with sharp tools at extreme heights and are prone to bad weather conditions. They are also subject to injuries more often than those who choose other careers because of the often dangerous work environments they face. Almost all carpentry helpers learn their trade through short-term on-site job training. To become a carpentry helper, no education is required. Most employers do not typically require a high school diploma or GED.

A Carpenter Helper can earn an average wage between 16000 - 24000 depending on the level of experience. Helpers--Carpenters will normally get an average pay level of Twenty Six Thousand Nine Hundred dollars each year.

Helpers--Carpenters obtain the highest salaries in Alaska, where they can get pay of just about $42120. Professionals that work in this career receive the best pay in Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, where they can earn an average salary rate of $32530.

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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 18.24 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Carpenter Helpers tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $32,530
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $29,260
Public Administration $27,670
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $27,360
Construction $26,990
Other Services (except Public Administration) $26,080
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $20,350
Health Care and Social Assistance $22,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $23,870
Retail Trade $24,500
Manufacturing $25,280
Educational Services $25,680
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