Racheal Noble, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, NCC
Thank you for your questions. This is an important question, as we all know we have to have a liveable wage in order to survive in this world. While I do not have experience in carpentry or in trade, I was able to glance at some numbers on a job recruitment website, however, it is also important to identify the company you want to work for and look up their salary as well.
These numbers presented are based on average, which may or may not reflect what you could earn.
Hope this helps!
While I have not been a carpenter I am a woodworker and often complete jobs for friends and sell my goods on a small scale in my city. Hopefully I am able to give you some insight.
According to Salary.com, the average salary for a carpenter nationwide is about $60,000.
It is important to not this will vary depending on your location and skill level. Carpentry can be an excellent career opportunity in the long term as you develop an expertise in the trade. Carpentry can be seasonal depending on the climate in your area, so it may be a good idea to have a side hustle or small business to supplement your income during the slow months. This can be building furniture, decks, or a general handyman as well.
Another thing to keep in mind, and you gain more experience as a carpenter, you can develop into a project manager on the job site. This would be more of a supervisory role, which additional skills, but comes with higher pay.
I hope this helps!