➤ We suffered during the recession. Isn’t it time to make back what we lost in raises during that time?

The entire country suffered because we had a terrible recession and a construction depression. Carpenters didn’t “lose” raises, we kept our jobs and had steady work. Compared to other industries we were hit the hardest but have recovered more strongly than many.

Carpenters Total Package Rates & Percentage Increases 2012–2017


  • $57.18
  • 3.01%


  • $55.51
  • 2.76%


  • $54.02
  • 3.25%


  • $52.32
  • 2.95%


  • $50.82
  • 2.52%


  • $49.57
  • 2.27%

Did You Know?

Apprenticeships help business.

Apprentices are great for business: helps recruit and develop a highly skilled work force; improves productivity and the bottom line; provides opportunities for tax credits and employee tuition benefits in some states; reduces turnover costs and increases employee retention; and creates industry-driven, flexible training solutions for local and national needs. Learn More


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