Salary for Rough 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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A rough carpenter is similar to a basic carpenter, but they specialize in commercial, civil and residential building projects. A rough carpenter's job is to construct, repair and maintain buildings such as sports arenas, apartment buildings or storefronts. Rough carpenters' jobs are strenuous as their work conditions are usually unsafe. This makes them more prone to injury than those with other careers. Rough carpenters most often learn their trade from a formal apprenticeship program. However, some trade schools do provide more in-depth one or two year programs in carpentry. There are other rough carpenters who have no formal training at all, and simply learn their skills informally in their first few months of work.

A Rough Carpenter can expect a compensation that can range from 32000 to 48000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Rough Carpenters can receive wages of Forty Three Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Rough Carpenters are paid at the highest level in Hawaii, where they can receive pay levels, on average, of close to $64040. Professionals that work in these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Information, where they get average compensation of $61620.

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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
Rough 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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