Carpenters


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Carpenters

Carpenters - Wages & Trends

The number of hours carpenters spend on the job can vary. For example, bad weather or downturns in construction activity can reduce hours. Thus, overall earnings may be lower than these wages suggest.

Pay also varies with the employer and the type of job. Union workers often earn higher wages. Apprentices generally earn about half the wage of skilled carpenters. As apprentices gain experience and skills, they receive higher pay.

Benefits vary by employer. Full-time carpenters may receive typical benefits. These include paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Self-employed carpenters must provide their own insurance.

Carpenters (SOC 47-2031)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $19.96 $33.22 $44.33
Yearly $41,510 $69,102 $92,205
    Champaign Area Hourly $17.42 $27.14 $37.29
Yearly $36,232 $56,457 $77,572
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $16.24 $18.72 $22.99
Yearly $33,782 $38,941 $47,816
    Cook County Hourly $23.72 $41.27 $46.67
Yearly $49,335 $85,844 $97,071
    Decatur Area Hourly $17.80 $22.16 $33.74
Yearly $37,015 $46,099 $70,180
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $16.47 $28.29 $44.59
Yearly $34,259 $58,848 $92,751
    Du Page County Hourly $23.05 $41.24 $46.58
Yearly $47,941 $85,783 $96,882
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $24.01 $30.69 $38.21
Yearly $49,944 $63,841 $79,470
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $17.93 $22.28 $33.61
Yearly $37,299 $46,343 $69,908
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $26.71 $35.11 $39.89
Yearly $55,565 $73,032 $82,974
    Lake County Hourly $21.67 $34.40 $44.13
Yearly $45,071 $71,555 $91,797
    McHenry County Hourly $20.98 $28.08 $41.03
Yearly $43,646 $58,410 $85,335
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $20.49 $31.98 $37.44
Yearly $42,619 $66,509 $77,876
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $16.23 $19.71 $24.92
Yearly $33,750 $41,002 $51,836
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $19.79 $28.48 $36.01
Yearly $41,156 $59,248 $74,903
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $14.79 $17.43 $22.57
Yearly $30,757 $36,253 $46,954
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $16.59 $25.39 $29.21
Yearly $34,517 $52,815 $60,753
    Rockford Area Hourly $21.60 $28.94 $38.56
Yearly $44,930 $60,197 $80,210
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $14.77 $17.22 $19.64
Yearly $30,721 $35,813 $40,842
    Springfield Area Hourly $16.29 $22.89 $33.83
Yearly $33,882 $47,613 $70,374
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $19.22 $32.05 $39.45
Yearly $39,973 $66,659 $82,062
    Vermilion County Hourly $17.89 $25.91 $33.80
Yearly $37,220 $53,896 $70,304
    Will County Hourly $15.99 $25.10 $41.22
Yearly $33,269 $52,203 $85,747
United States Hourly $17.86 $23.24 $30.31
Yearly $37,140 $48,330 $63,050

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.