How Much Can I Earn?
Framings a good-paying career that’s easy to get into.
Highly skilled framers can make $100,000 or much more, depending on hours worked. Many become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses, which can be very rewarding.
How much do framers earn?
The median full-time salary for a residential framing carpenter is approximately $51,880, (per US Bureau of Labor Statistics) but it varies based on location, demand and experience. Highly skilled framers can make $100,000 or much more, depending on hours worked.
The future is bright
The job market for framers is expected to grow by at least 8%+ in the coming year, with trade school and apprenticeship graduates boasting a high degree of employability. The Construction industry needs 2.2 million new workers over the next three years to keep up with housing demands. (HBI 2022 Labour Market Report)
Who employs framers?
Framers usually work for building firms, themselves under contract with property developers, municipalities or private individuals.
Having mastered the profession and carrying strong industry and commercial knowledge, some framers go on to launch their own construction enterprises. With sufficient business, marketing and people skills, this can prove a very lucrative path.