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Carpenter’s Assistant: an entry-level craftsman with minimal skill and experience level, able to perform basic carpentry tasks. Requires no prior construction experience.

*Average Hourly Wage $18.00

 Carpenter I: an entry-level craftsman with a skill and experience greater than a helper or laborer but less than a Carpenter II. The Carpenter I may need direction to perform some carpentry skills.  Requires Trade school graduation or relative construction experience.

*Average Hourly Wage $24.00

Carpenter II: a craftsman with a skill and experience level greater than a Carpenter I but less than a Lead Carpenter. The Carpenter II will not need direction to perform more advanced carpentry skills.  Requires five years of construction experience.

*Average Hourly Wage $30.00

Project Manager: a craftsman with extensive skill and experience level, able to manage a job site with multiple employees and trade contractors.  5 years prior experience running projects in the capacity of Level 2 carpenter.

*Average Hourly Wage   $38.00

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