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Carpenter Salary
in Alabama, United States

$42,152 (USD)

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Last updated: March 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Carpenter is $42,152 a year and $20 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Carpenter is between $31,218 and $51,287. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Carpenter. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Constructs, erects, installs, and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's handtools and power tools, and conforming to local building codes: studies blueprints, sketches, or building plans for information pertaining to type of material required, such as lumber or fiberboard, and dimensions of structure or fixture to be fabricated.
  • Selects specified type of lumber or other materials.
  • Prepares layout, using rule, framing square, and calipers.
  • Marks cutting and assembly lines on materials, using pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
  • Shapes materials to prescribed measurements, using saws, chisels, and planes.
  • Assembles cut and shaped materials and fastens them together with nails, dowel pins, or glue.
  • Verifies trueness of structure with plumb bob and carpenter's level.
  • Erects framework for structures and lays subflooring.
  • Builds stairs and lays out and installs partitions and cabinet work.
  • Covers subfloor with building paper to keep out moisture and lays hardwood, parquet, and wood-strip-block floors by nailing floors to subfloor or cementing them to mastic or asphalt base.
  • Applies shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, and decorative paneling to ceilings and walls.
  • Fits and installs prefabricated window frames, doors, doorframes, weather stripping, interior and exterior trim, and finish hardware, such as locks, letterdrops, and kick plates.
  • Constructs forms and chutes for pouring concrete.
  • Erects scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
  • May weld metal parts to steel structural members.
  • When specializing in particu.
Carpenter Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Carpenters

Job family population: 693,050

Estimated population of Carpenter jobs: 5,960

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Carpenter Job Listings for Alabama, United States

Mar 15
Dothan, AL, USA
Signature Staffing, LLC
Must have prior carpentry experience. $18.00 - $25.00 an hour Shift: Must be available 6am to 6pm M-F some Saturdays
Mar 8
Montgomery, AL, USA
We are currently hiring for Carpenters with finishing experience for a commercial construction site to join our team! You will be responsible for various carpentry tasks on our commercial ...
Mar 11
Birmingham, AL, USA
Elwood Staffing
Construction - Carpentry Previous carpentry experience.Construction Experience Company Description Founded in 1980, Elwood Staffing®, a privately owned corporation, is a leading provider of talent ...
Jan 12
Dothan, AL, USA
Advantage Resourcing North America
Description: Sheet Rock / Drywall Finisher · Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. · Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks strips or sheets of shock ...
Jan 12
Dothan, AL, USA
Advantage Resourcing
Carpenter - Dothan, AL Sheet Rock / Drywall Finisher · Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. · Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or ...
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