STONEPILE llc’s Career Highlight—Construction Framer

As one of the first on site, a framer reads the blueprints and kicks off the building process. In this important role, framers install the structural members of a building and prepare them for the next phase of construction, where cladding* and other materials go into place. Framers are versatile and work with wood, steel, concrete, and other framing materials in their work.

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*Cladding: a covering or coating on a structure or material.

Did you know: The construction framer is one of the first people to arrive on a job site.

The median full-time salary for a framing carpenter is approximately $42,700, but it varies based on location, demand, and experience. Highly skilled framers can make $90,000 or more, depending on the hours worked.

The job of a construction framer is to build the framing for a residential or commercial structure. A framer’s responsibilities are to read blueprints or architectural schematics and construct the building’s framework according to the plans.

  • Selecting, measuring, and marking materials for exterior doors and windows, foundations, floors, walls, and roofs
  • Cutting and shaping materials and joining them with nails, screws, bolts, or glue
  • Developing work plans
  • Reading and interpreting construction drawings and blueprints

With experience, a framer can become a supervisor who monitors a crew and may be eligible for higher pay. Other framers go to school to learn about construction techniques and basic engineering.

STONEPILEllc—Dedicated 100% to Construction Education

We provide the opportunity for an Associate in Applied Science in Construction, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management, and a Master of Applied Science in Prefabricated, Offsite, and Modular Construction, allowing students to gain marketable construction and leadership skills while enjoying the fullness of a 2- or 4-year degree. Our Trial 5 Program lets students try five weeks of school at no cost!

We are the only online college of its kind specializing in real-time, real-world technology and skills. With a degree in construction, students graduate ready to earn over $70K per year!

Online. Affordable. Success-Oriented.

Omara Urena, Architect
Assistant Marketing Director/ Teaching Assistant

M: +1.850.250.3124


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