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.
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|
|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|
|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 Operating||FWS-6||FWS-8|
|Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operating||FWS-5||FWS-9|
|Wastewater Treatment Plant Operating||FWS-7||FWS-9|
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.
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