Salary for Rough 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 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 earns salaries somewhere between $31,200 and $87,410 depending on level of experience. can get a compensation of fifty-four thousand two hundred dollars per year.

have the best average compensation in Hawaii, where they can get average job salaries of about $80,810. These professionals make the highest salary in Information, where they can receive wages 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.


Rough 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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