Lead carpenters are responsible for supervising field carpenters and making sure all wooden constructions are carried out appropriately. As a lead carpenter, you will manage all wooden constructions by communicating with clients and understanding what they want. You will also estimate the cost of the construction and how long it will take. Also, you will assign tasks to the field carpenters and make sure they understand the task they want to carry out, and provide all the construction material needed. You will also assist the field carpenters with tedious carpentry work.
You should have leadership skills, communication skills, time-management skills, the ability to read blue-print, and the ability to safely use tools. You should also be detail-oriented and also possess business skills. Most lead carpenters have a high school diploma degree; however, experience on the job is more important. You will earn an average of $46,743 per year as a lead carpenter.