What Is A Carpenter?


A carpenter is someone who constructs repairs or assembles structures. This usually concerns wooden constructions. Think, for example, of roof constructions, frames, windows, doors, walls and floors. You are a real all-rounder, where you assemble a door one time and put together a partition wall the other. So nice varied work!

Carpenters often work for construction and contractor companies or specialist carpenters. But of course you can also work for yourself as a Tømrer københavn!

What does a carpenter do?

As a carpenter you have a very wide range of tasks. You mainly work well with your hands and you know exactly which tools and materials you need for which purpose. As a carpenter you are generally responsible for the following tasks:

  • Studying building plans and drawings in preparation for your work
  • Assembling doors, floors, frames, roofs, stairs, ceilings, walls, window sills and/or other (wooden) constructions
  • Checking the condition of existing structures
  • Maintenance work

Average carpenter salary

As a full-time carpenter you will earn on average between 1,700 and 2,600 euros gross per month, if you work 40 hours a week. That is EUR 27,864 gross per year. As a flex employee you earn about 13.44 euros per hour.

Do you want to know more about what you will earn as a carpenter? Then quickly fill in the salary checker yourself and find out what you are worth! 

Curious about what you will have left over from that salary? Or do you know what you want to earn net and do you want to calculate which gross salary is appropriate? Check it in our gross net calculator.

Fringe benefits

As a carpenter you fall under the collective labor agreement for construction and infrastructure. This describes how we deal with, for example, wages, holidays, holiday pay, pension, unfavorable weather conditions and many more matters that apply to you. In this way, your secondary employment conditions are well arranged! Depending on your employer, nice extras such as a travel allowance also fall within your employment conditions.

When are you going to earn more as a carpenter?

Experience is a real plus for a carpenter. When you gain more experience as a carpenter, you will earn more. You will be given more responsibilities and may even lead a team on the construction site. So keep learning and developing you! Jacobsen Byg is happy to help you with this so that you continue to grow.


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