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Carpenter - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Carpenter"

How much does a Carpenter in the federal government get paid? $62,468.31* *Based on the 2021 average.

Carpenter was the 206th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 663 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Carpentry, with an average salary of $59,686.

Government Carpentry jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Carpentry job is FWS-7, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard is used to grade nonsupervisory work involved in constructing, altering, maintaining, and repairing buildings, structures, partitions, panels, tool cabinets, bookcases, work benches, and other items using wood, wood substitutes, and composite building materials. The work requires knowledge of construction and repair techniques; the type, grade, and working characteristics of wood and wood substitute materials such as strengths and applications, and skill and accuracy in the operation of hand and power tools and equipment.

Agencies that have hired a Carpenter

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 510 $59,685.52
National Park Service 52 $61,291.04
U.S. Coast Guard 25 $63,610.00
Department of Energy 14 $109,904.14
Social Security Administration 13 $67,132.23
Indian Health Service 11 $61,256.00
Government Printing Office 10 $93,285.10
Presidio Trust 7 $100,056.14
Agricultural Research Service 5 $56,905.80
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 4 $94,900.25
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $81,859.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $48,731.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $82,355.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $77,511.00
Forest Service 1 $55,859.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $68,953.00

Carpenter Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Carpenter is $62,468.31. The highest paid Carpenter made $129,948 in 2021.

Common Carpenter Payscales

Payscale Number of Carpentry Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 579
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 22
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 18
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 10
KP - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Engineering Journeypersons 10
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 7
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Nonsupervisory - Federal Wage System 7
WE - Currency Manufacturing 4
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 2
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 2
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage System Not Otherwise Designated 2

Starting Paygrade: $10.20 to $26.59 / hour at paygrade FWS-7
Maximum Paygrade: $11.13 to $30.53 / hour at paygrade FWS-9
Occupation Family: WOOD WORK FAMILY

Other Jobs at the FWS-7 Paygrade

FWS-7 is the starting paygrade for Carpentry jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-7 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Lock and Dam OperatingFWS-6FWS-8
Bindery WorkingFWS-5FWS-9
Railroad Maintenance Vehicle OperatingFWS-5FWS-9
Wastewater Treatment Plant OperatingFWS-7FWS-9
Railroad RepairingFWS-5FWS-8

Average Carpentry Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Carpenter was $46,159. Since then, the average pay has increased to $62,468 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 4607.

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