Carpenter Salary / Wage
Salary and wage information for carpenters and joiners is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Code (ANZSCO) for carpenters and joiners is 331211, for carpenters is 331212 and for joiners is 331213.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are carpenter, joiner, finish carpenter, rough carpenter, shopfitter and joinery machinist.
These occupations are currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List, (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, MLTSSL).
The average Australian weekly full-time ordinary earnings across all occupations in mid-2018 were $1,586, giving an annual income of approximately $82,472. This was 2.6% higher than in mid-2017.*
Data supplied from Indeed over the past 36 months, based on over 1,700 salaries, estimated that the average salary for a carpenter was $39.69 per hour in Australia.
Carpenter and Joiner Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Experienced Carpenter||70,000 – 75,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Apprentice Carpenter||$525 – $1,050 per week||Wagga Wagga & Riverina, New South Wales|
|Maintenance Handyperson / Carpenter||70,000+||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Carpenter and Joiner||63,000||New South Wales|
|Precast Formwork Carpenter||$50 – $60 per hour||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Carpenter||$32 – $42 per hour||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Formwork Carpenters||$40 – $45 per hour||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Maintenance Carpenter||$35 – $38 hour||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Shopfitter / Carpenter – EBA||$50 – $60 per hour||Gold Coast, Queensland|
|Formwork Carpenter||$40 – $50 per hour||Perth|
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