How much does a Carpenter make in the United States?

Average base salary

17.3k salaries reported, updated at Sep 24, 2020
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The average salary for a carpenter is $20.77 per hour in the United States and $6,750 overtime per year.

Additional compensation

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Most common benefits

  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Referral program
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for carpenters

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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 $20.77 per hour.

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Most common benefits for Carpenters

  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Referral program
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Stock options
  • Paid sick time
  • Cell phone reimbursement
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Salary satisfaction

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

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