Carpenter Salary in the US

$21.27
per hour
per year
$44,200
per year
per hour

Carpenter - Average Hourly Pay & Salary

The average salary for a Carpenter is $21.27 per hour ($44,200 per year), which is $9,290 (-17%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Carpenter can expect an average starting pay salary of $13.78. The highest pay rate can exceed $47.18.
$13.78
Low
$21.27
Average salary
$47.18
High
$28,700
Low
$44,200
Average salary
$98,100
High

Carpenter Salary Range

Low
$13.78
Average salary
$21.27
Experienced
$25.30
High
$47.18
Low
$28,700
Average salary
$44,200
Experienced
$52,600
High
$98,100
Among Construction Carpenters in the US, Apprentice Carpenters, Carpenter Helpers and Framing Carpenters tend to have the lowest wages, while positions like Foreman Carpenter, Journeyman Carpenter and Master Carpenter at Carpenters' Union enjoy the highest pay rates.

Carpenter - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Master Carpenter$34/hour
+60% 
Journeyman Carpenter$32.10/hour
+51% 
Union Carpenter$26.20/hour
+23% 
Carpenter Foreman$24/hour
+13% 
Lead Carpenter$23.40/hour
+10% 
Finish Carpenter$22.30/hour
+5% 
Commercial Carpenter$21.90/hour
+3% 
Framing Carpenter$18.30/hour
 -14%
Residential Carpenter$17.90/hour
 -16%
Carpenter Helper$16/hour
 -25%
Carpenter Apprentice$13.40/hour
 -37%

Carpenter - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Carpenter with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $30,000 per year. A mid career Carpenter with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $40,000, while an experienced Carpenter with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $52,000. Carpenters with more than 20 years of experience earn $60,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Carpenter

Late Career▲ +36%
Experienced▲ +18%
Average Salary$44,200/year
Mid Career▼ -10%
Entry Level▼ -32%

Gender Breakdown

Female
1%
Male
99%

Carpenter - Jobs by Location

Carpenter - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Carpenter jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Carpenter

How much does a Carpenter make in the US?
A Carpenter in the US earns an average of $21.27 gross per hour, which is about $44,200 gross per year. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Carpenter updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Carpenter in the US?
The starting salary of a Carpenter in the US is around $13.78 gross per hour. Apprentice Carpenters, Carpenter Helpers and Framing Carpenters usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Carpenter in the US?
The highest salary of a Carpenter in the US can reach and exceed $47.18 gross per hour. Foreman Carpenter, Journeyman Carpenter and Master Carpenter at Carpenters' Union usually have the highest salaries.
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