15 November, 2013

Construction Carpenter

What an average construction carpenter make. I was happy to learn… That depends on his or her skill level and what area of the country they live in — it is different everywhere. The national average for a full journeyman finish carpenter is around $22 an hour, but in New York City where the unions are still strong it is 90% more (around $40) and in Durham, North Carolina it is only around $10 an hour since most building trades are non-union and there is an excess of labor now due to the slow down in building. A first year apprentice only gets about half that rate but would get an automatic raise mostly all 6 months. Carpentry apprenticeships are mostly 3 years long. Tell me what city you are in and I can give you the exact rate.

A day to day perspective about being a Carpenter/Project Manager working for a Renovation Company in the Residential Construction Industry. Advice for those . . .


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  1. Mindi Smith November 14, 2013 at 12:46 am #
    About $14. 00/hr