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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 metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,080
25th Percentile Wage
$38,680
50th Percentile Wage
$52,490
75th Percentile Wage
$68,030
90th Percentile Wage
$90,870

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 $90,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.46
25th Percentile Wage
$18.60
50th Percentile Wage
$25.24
75th Percentile Wage
$32.71
90th Percentile Wage
$43.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for carpenters in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.69. The median hourly salary is $25.24. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.46.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of carpenters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,4903.60%-2.21%
201550,6002.00%-
201449,590-6.03%-
201352,580-2.03%-
201253,650--

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 $37,160 to $72,200. The highest paying area for carpenters in California is Napa with a median annual salary of $72,200. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $65,550). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $37,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Napa
$72,200
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$65,550
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$64,460
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$64,070
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$63,720
Hanford-Corcoran
$61,530
Madera-Chowchilla
$61,040
Salinas
$60,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$59,690
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$57,810
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$57,420
El Centro
$56,700
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$56,410
Stockton
$54,700
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$54,570
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$54,130
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$54,070
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$53,790
Vallejo-Fairfield
$52,960
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$52,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$51,180
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$49,400
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$48,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$48,180
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$47,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$45,660
Merced
$45,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$44,970
Redding
$44,950
Bakersfield-Delano
$44,860
Yuba City
$43,830
Chico
$41,100
Modesto
$39,530
Visalia-Porterville
$38,750
Fresno
$37,160


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