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Carpenter salary in United States

How much does a Carpenter make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $23.47
Low $15.52
High $35.48
$7,015per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a carpenter is $23.47 per hour in the United States and $7,015 overtime per year.27.2k salaries reported, updated at September 27, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Carpenters in United States

  1. Penmarc Inspired Spaces
    18 reviews341 salaries reported
    $25.84per hour
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Highest paying cities for Carpenters near United States

  1. Seattle, WA
    $31.81 per hour
    189 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $27.55 per hour
    114 salaries reported
  3. St. Louis, MO
    $26.49 per hour
    109 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $25.76 per hour
    68 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $25.62 per hour
    57 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $24.43 per hour
    86 salaries reported
  1. Baton Rouge, LA
    $22.10 per hour
    20 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $21.97 per hour
    87 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $21.91 per hour
    134 salaries reported
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Where can a Carpenter earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Carpenters

Most recommended skill

Remodeling(earn +15.03% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 36.85% since 2018. Carpenters with this skill earn +15.03% more than the average base salary, which is $23.47 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201252increase by 52
20131225increase by 2255.77%
20142833increase by 131.27%
20152386decrease by 15.78%
20163249increase by 36.17%
20174908increase by 51.06%
20183316decrease by 32.44%
20192094decrease by 36.85%

Top companies hiring Carpenters with the recommended skill

Cook County Health & Hospitals System
The Walt Disney Company
Merchco Services
Tower Construction
Hawaii State Department of Education
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Top specialties

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Carpenters

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Fuel card
  • Fuel discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tools provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 4,425 ratings

60% of Carpenters in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


Job openings

Average $20.44 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Carpenter

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