Average Lead Carpenter Salary
$46,000 yearly
$22.47 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$36,000
10 %
$46,000
Median
$60,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$60,000
$5,000
$29
75th Percentile
$53,000
$4,417
$25
Average
$46,743
$3,895
$22
25th Percentile
$40,000
$3,333
$19
10th Percentile
$36,000
$3,000
$17

Average Lead Carpenter Salary By State

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Lead Carpenter average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$35,645
$17.14
Alaska
$60,979
$29.32
Arizona
$36,699
$17.64
Arkansas
$30,991
$14.90
California
$63,204
$30.39
Colorado
$51,907
$24.96
Connecticut
$64,800
$31.15
Delaware
$51,810
$24.91
District of Columbia
$43,811
$21.06
Florida
$41,722
$20.06
Georgia
$34,268
$16.48
Hawaii
$52,897
$25.43
Idaho
$39,545
$19.01
Illinois
$40,998
$19.71
Indiana
$43,066
$20.70
Iowa
$37,624
$18.09
Kansas
$40,719
$19.58
Kentucky
$44,671
$21.48
Louisiana
$40,304
$19.38
Maine
$43,949
$21.13
Maryland
$47,230
$22.71
Massachusetts
$52,868
$25.42
Michigan
$42,965
$20.66
Minnesota
$47,957
$23.06
Mississippi
$41,707
$20.05
Missouri
$44,447
$21.37
Montana
$39,670
$19.07
Nebraska
$32,769
$15.75
Nevada
$54,696
$26.30
New Hampshire
$51,632
$24.82
New Jersey
$55,368
$26.62
New Mexico
$34,196
$16.44
New York
$52,561
$25.27
North Carolina
$35,260
$16.95
North Dakota
$40,361
$19.40
Ohio
$40,374
$19.41
Oklahoma
$37,042
$17.81
Oregon
$50,335
$24.20
Pennsylvania
$51,567
$24.79
Rhode Island
$51,196
$24.61
South Carolina
$36,894
$17.74
South Dakota
$38,247
$18.39
Tennessee
$38,464
$18.49
Texas
$39,869
$19.17
Utah
$45,023
$21.65
Vermont
$50,514
$24.29
Virginia
$47,391
$22.78
Washington
$66,734
$32.08
West Virginia
$32,887
$15.81
Wisconsin
$43,861
$21.09
Wyoming
$38,588
$18.55

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Highest Paying Cities For Lead Carpenter

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Walnut, CA
$61,673
$29.65
Framingham, MA
$52,788
$25.38
Syracuse, NY
$52,323
$25.16
Miami, FL
$42,938
$20.64
Palatine, IL
$41,245
$19.83
Columbus, OH
$39,681
$19.08

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What Is The Average Lead Carpenter Salary?

The average lead carpenter salary is $46,743 per year, or $22.47 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $36,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $60,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Connecticut, California, Alaska, and New Jersey provide the highest lead carpenter salaries.

Average Lead Carpenter Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $46,700
    $22.47
    +3.0%
    2020
    $45,300
    $21.79
    +3.5%
    2019
    $43,700
    $21.03
    +3.5%
    2018
    $42,200
    $20.30
    +3.0%
    2017
    $41,000
    $19.69
    +0.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Construction Foreman

    Avg. salary: $51,633

    A construction foreman is responsible for overseeing construction operations and determining the construction progress by monitoring plans and schedules. A construction foreman allocates tasks to the workers and ensures that everyone adheres to the safety guidelines and regulations, preventing potential hazards in the work area and avoiding construction delays. They also identify cost-reduction opportunities by handling negotiation with trusted suppliers and third-party vendors. A construction foreman inspects the quality of materials, including the equipment and machinery, allocates adequate resources for production, and resolves issues immediately.
    24,413 Construction Foreman Jobs
    Construction Supervisor

    Avg. salary: $60,243

    Construction supervisors ensure construction team members work jointly to deliver excellent work on time. They provide team-building sessions and training and monitor the construction processes. These professionals ensure the construction processes take place every time as per the safety regulations and health regulations. Besides creating budgets, project plans, reports and delivering them to the appropriate stakeholders, construction supervisors also perform routine site, material, and equipment inspections. They always remain updated about the construction advancements and construction safety codes.
    18,268 Construction Supervisor Jobs
    Journeyman

    Avg. salary: $47,698

    A journeyman is an experienced worker whose role will vary on the line of industry where one is involved. They work without supervision from a master craftsman. Most of the responsibilities will revolve around performing manual work such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical and mechanical tasks, and other forms of trade. Furthermore, a journeyman can choose whether to work independently or to be part of a business entity. They can also recruit and train an apprentice, or even pursue to become a master in their preferred field.
    7,772 Journeyman Jobs
    Concrete Finisher

    Avg. salary: $38,635

    A concrete finisher is responsible for smoothing out concrete surfaces, ensuring that the final result followed the design and client's specifications. Concrete finishers operate special construction equipment to stabilize concrete forms. They also analyze blueprints and construction plans to identify necessary techniques and adjustments to deliver a high-quality project. A concrete finisher must also observe strict safety guidelines and procedures for doing the task and making sure that all tools are maintained. A concrete finisher must show excellent time-management, as well as the ability to multi-task to perform duties within a fast-paced environment.
    10,680 Concrete Finisher Jobs
    General Foreman

    Avg. salary: $64,024

    Using their knowledge and expertise of all construction disciplines, a general foreman plans and oversees operations within a construction site to ensure that everything is running smoothly. They are typically in charge of conducting regular inspections, coordinating with engineers and architects, managing the budget and expenditures, supervising workers, and ensuring that the project moves according to the desired time frame. Furthermore, a general foreman implements all safety regulations and policies to ensure a safe and productive work environment for everyone.
    60,915 General Foreman Jobs
    Construction Inspector

    Avg. salary: $44,848

    A construction inspector is a professional who is responsible for inspecting construction sites to ensure that these sites are following local and building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications. Construction inspectors use survey equipment, metering devices, and test equipment to perform inspections of plumbing, electrical and other systems within the construction. They approve building plans that are satisfactory and issue violation notices and stop orders when there are violations. Construction inspectors also keep photographs taken during inspections and provide written documentation.
    27,642 Construction Inspector Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Construction Foreman
    $51,633
    $4,303
    $24.82
    Construction Supervisor
    $60,244
    $5,020
    $28.96
    Journeyman
    $47,699
    $3,975
    $22.93
    Concrete Finisher
    $38,636
    $3,220
    $18.57
    General Foreman
    $64,025
    $5,335
    $30.78
    Construction Inspector
    $44,848
    $3,737
    $21.56

    Lead Carpenter Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a lead carpenter can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Lead Carpenters The Most?

    To earn a high income as a lead carpenter, working for Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services or PAC Holding Company might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Cape Cod Healthcare and Sunbelt Rentals report highly competitive wages for lead carpenters.
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    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Piddle Estates
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    High Point, NC
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    $37,566
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    Columbia, SC
    08/25/2021
    $34,295
    08/25/2021
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    Davis, CA
    08/05/2021
    $54,262
    08/05/2021
    Careerbuilder-Us
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    Foley, AL
    08/04/2021
    $41,740
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    Pensacola, FL
    08/04/2021
    $41,740
    08/04/2021
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    Lakewood, WA
    08/03/2021
    $48,996
    08/03/2021
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    Bellevue, WA
    08/02/2021
    $93,915
    08/02/2021
    Classic Remodeling & Construction
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    Project Craftsman/Lead Carpenter
    Walterboro, SC
    08/02/2021
    $41,740
    08/02/2021
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    Project Craftsman/Lead Carpenter
    Charleston, SC
    08/02/2021
    $41,740
    08/02/2021
    Window Outfitters
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    Negaunee, MI
    07/12/2021
    $35,479
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    Average Lead Carpenter Salary by Demographic

    Lead Carpenter Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $50,226
    female-income
    Female Income
    $47,555
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$50,226
    Female$47,555
    Median Lead Carpenter Income by Race
    Asian lead carpenters have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino lead carpenters have the lowest average salary at $47,843.
    $51,000
    $50,000
    $49,000
    $48,000
    $47,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$49,794
    Black or African American$47,991
    Asian$50,284
    Hispanic or Latino$47,843
    Average Lead Carpenter Salary by Education Level
    Lead carpenters with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $51,724 annually. With a Bachelors degree, lead carpenters earn a median annual income of $50,920 compared to $50,226 for lead carpenters with an High School Diploma degree.
    $53,000
    $52,000
    $51,000
    $50,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$50,226
    Bachelor's Degree$50,920
    Some College/ Associate Degree$51,724