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Carpenter - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Carpenter"

How much does a Carpenter in the federal government get paid? $58,014.65* *Based on the 2018 average.

Carpenter was the 214th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 621 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Carpentry, with an average salary of $55,859.

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

Carpenter Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Carpenter is $58,014.65. The highest paid Carpenter made $107,396 in 2018.

Common Carpenter Payscales

Payscale Number of Carpentry Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 544
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 26
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 17
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 9
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 5
KP - Gpo Neg Rates/engineering Journeypersons 5
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 5
WE - Currency Manufacturing 4
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 2
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 2
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 2

Starting Paygrade: $10.14 to $22.65 / hour at paygrade FWS-7
Maximum Paygrade: $11.11 to $25.24 / 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Carpenter was $46,159. Since then, the average pay has increased to $58,015 in 2018.

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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