Some of the skills we found on lead carpenter resumes included "safety rules," "roofing," and "plumbing." We have detailed the most important lead carpenter responsibilities below.
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a lead carpenter. We found that 23.1% of lead carpenters have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 2.1% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some lead carpenters have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every three lead carpenters were not college graduates.
The lead carpenters who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and construction management, while a small population of lead carpenters studied general studies and drafting and design.
When you're ready to become a lead carpenter, you might wonder which companies hire lead carpenters. According to our research through lead carpenter resumes, lead carpenters are mostly hired by Safway Group Holding LLC, Sunbelt Rentals, and ServiceMaster Restore. Now is a good time to apply as Safway Group Holding LLC has 21 lead carpenters job openings, and there are 4 at Sunbelt Rentals and 3 at ServiceMaster Restore.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, lead carpenters tend to earn the biggest salaries at Brasfield & Gorrie, Mt. San Antonio College, and General Contracting Services. Take Brasfield & Gorrie for example. The median lead carpenter salary is $59,503. At Mt. San Antonio College, lead carpenters earn an average of $58,369, while the average at General Contracting Services is $53,733. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire lead carpenters from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Tradesmen International, Carpenters Union, and Carpenter.
In general, lead carpenters fulfill roles in the construction and professional industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the lead carpenter annual salary is the highest in the construction industry with $53,642 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the professional and retail industries pay $46,605 and $46,525 respectively. This means that lead carpenters who are employed in the construction industry make 11.9% more than lead carpenters who work in the manufacturing Industry.