Carpenter Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The construction carpenter job includes the following responsibilities: cuts out, puts together, and installs wooden frameworks of buildings, flooring and other heavy-framed woodwork, such as pouring chutes and scaffolding, at construction sites [9].
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
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Carpenter Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
Australia average income PPP $ 2,567 $ 2,520 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 4,151 dollars 20% 41.6
U.S. average salary PPP $ 2,460 $ 2,460 Full-time and part-time employees, 2005. U.S. Department of Labor, [t]. 3,037 dollars 19% 39.6
Norway average income PPP $ 2,246 $ 3,098 Employees, 2005. Statistics Norway, [9]. 28,972 kroners 31% 37.5
Germany average salary PPP $ 2,103 $ 2,271 Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 2,498 euros 27% 39.0
UK median salary PPP $ 1,864 $ 2,163 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 1,583 pounds 25% 39.0
Canada average income PPP $ 1,846 $ 1,844 Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 3,059 dollars 27% 34.1
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,821 $ 2,174 Normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Women make 2,208 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 2,425 euros 30% 40.0
Belgium average salary PPP $ 1,781 $ 1,887 Minimum per month, normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Institut National de Statistique, [9], [t]. 2,075 euros 29% 36.0
Korea average salary PPP $ 1,702 $ 1,350 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 1,496,635 wons 8% 44.0
Taiwan average income PPP $ 1,549 $ 829 Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. National Statistics Republic of China, [9]. 28,911 dollars 7% 42.8
Italy average salary PPP $ 1,441 $ 1,555 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,711 euros 27% 40.0
Austria average salary PPP $ 1,426 $ 1,143 Employees, minimum per month, 2002. Men only. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 1,465 euros 24% 39.0
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 735 $ 480 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 14,704 korunas 22% 42.1
Peru average salary PPP $ 714 $ 328 Employees, June 2005. Men only. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 1,251 sols 14% 63.0
Slovakia average income PPP $ 698 $ 359 Employees, 2004. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 14,356 korunas 22% 33.4
Mexico average income PPP $ 679 $ 435 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 4,875 pesos 3% 48.0
Portugal average salary PPP $ 658 $ 527 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 499 euros 12% 39.6
Singapore average salary PPP $ 619 $ 567 Employees, private sector, 2004. Ministry of Manpower, [9], [t]. 1,164 dollars 20%
Poland average income PPP $ 605 $ 324 Employees, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 1,632 zlotys 30% 41.0
Kuwait average income PPP $ 550 $ 687 Men employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 196 dinars 0% 51.0
Philippines average salary PPP $ 546 $ 121 Employees, 2004. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 7,163 pesos 8%
China average salary PPP $ 544 $ 127 Employees, 2005. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 1,133 yuans 8%
Russia average salary PPP $ 543 $ 217 Employees, men only, 2004. Federal State Statistics Office, [9]. 6,982 roubles 13% 40.0
Hungary average salary PPP $ 535 $ 339 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 85,390 forints 21%
Latvia average income PPP $ 519 $ 231 Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 174 lats 26% 39.2
Brazil average income PPP $ 512 $ 188 Employees, Dec 2003. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 596 reals 10% 43.8
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 476 $ 181 Employees, 2002. Men. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 836 litas 27% 40.0
Thailand average salary PPP $ 342 $ 109 Men employees, 2005. Women make 5,457 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 4,663 bahts 6% 47.0
Romania average salary PPP $ 314 $ 161 Men employees, 2005. Women make 606 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 629 new lei 26% 38.8
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
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