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Carpenters Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for carpenters in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of carpenters amongst California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Carpenters in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,700
25th Percentile Wage
$39,540
50th Percentile Wage
$54,390
75th Percentile Wage
$70,860
90th Percentile Wage
$92,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpenters in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of carpenters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,390
3.49% 1.36%
2016
$52,490
3.60% -
2015
$50,600
2.00% -
2014
$49,590
-6.03% -
2013
$52,580
-2.03% -
2012
$53,650
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Carpenters in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of carpenters in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of carpenters in state of California ranges from $36,820 to $83,700. The highest paying area for carpenters in California is Hanford-Corcoran with a median annual salary of $83,700. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Napa (mean annual salary $72,030). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $36,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Hanford-Corcoran
$83,700
Napa
$72,030
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$65,030
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$64,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$64,020
Madera-Chowchilla
$63,040
Salinas
$62,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$60,570
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$60,370
El Centro
$59,940
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$59,020
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$58,540
Vallejo-Fairfield
$56,950
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$56,660
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$56,280
Yuba City
$54,810
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$54,110
Stockton
$53,480
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$53,070
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$52,860
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$52,070
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$51,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$51,050
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$50,130
Redding
$48,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$48,180
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$47,570
Modesto
$46,630
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$45,720
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$45,660
Merced
$45,300
Fresno
$45,080
Bakersfield-Delano
$42,870
Chico
$42,620
Visalia-Porterville
$36,820




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