Salary, Wages, Pay: Carpenters
In 2002, median hourly earnings of carpenters were $16.44.
The middle 50 percent earned between $12.59 and $21.91. The lowest 10
percent earned less than $9.95, and the highest 10 percent earned more
than $27.97. Median hourly earnings in the industries employing the
largest numbers of carpenters in 2002 are shown below:
|Nonresidential building construction
|Building finishing contractors
|Residential building construction
|Foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors
Earnings can be reduced on occasion, because carpenters lose
worktime in bad weather and during recessions when jobs are
Some carpenters are members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.