What Is The Going Range For Rates On Installing Finish Trim? Im In California?

December 10, 2009 by  
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I’ve been doing all aspects of finish trim for over 7 years now. I’m trying to find out the range for installing finish trim in homes.
Both Paint grade and stain grade rates.
(Baseboard, Crown, Cabinets (installing), Cabinets (building), Door installation, Closets etc.) Most the houses i do side jobs are already being lived in. Some are new construction.
I live in Northern california where prices are steep. Hope i gave enough information.

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4 Responses to “What Is The Going Range For Rates On Installing Finish Trim? Im In California?”
  1. Mt ~^^~~^^~ says:

    We are in South Lake Tahoe and my husband has been a finish carpenter for 20 years, he’s the best in Tahoe everyone knows it too(contractors, carpenters). He charges $35.00 to 45.00 and hour for interior work and more to build custom built-ins, etc. People here are more than willing to pay that for quality work, especially when they find out how awesome his work is.

  2. T C says:

    Local library has reference information from the US Department of Labor, giving the going rate on almost everything.

  3. Turnhog says:

    I can’t answer your regional question because I live in east Texas. But as a contractor I am familar with our regional prices. Base price for trim with no window casing (stool only), no crown, no chair rail, paneling, etc. is about .50 per sqaure foot of living area plus garage. That includes setting interior doors, closet shelves, base, and window stools. Crown runs $0.75 to $1 per lineal foot, $20 – 25 per window casing, $0.50 for chair railing. Stain grade is about 20% higher. On average, a good self-employed trim carpenter can earn about $300-400 per day. Help runs about $120 – 150 per day for carpenters. Average square foot price for a new home on lot runs about $100 – 120 per foot living. Good luck. Good trim carpenters are harder to find but it’s always hard getting steady contractors to give you a shot. It’s strictly hit and miss.

  4. DALE R says:

    $ 23.00 TO $32.00 PER HOUR DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE, DO NOT GO CHEAP ON THIS PART OF YOUR JOB, THIS IS WHAT MAKES EVERYTHING LOOK EITHER REALLY GOOD OR JUST SHABBY.

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