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Highest Paying Cities for Carpenters

The top 100 highest paying cities for carpenters (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of carpenters in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $82,600, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois is the highest paying city for carpenters. It is followed by Honolulu, Hawaii (average annual salary $76,060). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of carpenters in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Carpenters

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$82,600
13,760
2 Honolulu, Hawaii
$76,060
3,010
3 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$74,190
18,270
4 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$73,880
390
5 Napa, California
$72,200
1,000
6 Anchorage, Alaska
$69,440
1,130
7 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$68,670
580
8 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$67,090
400
9 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$65,550
6,660
10 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$64,870
320
11 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$64,460
1,680
12 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$64,070
16,640
13 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$63,720
8,480
14 Madison, Wisconsin
$63,640
2,390
15 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$63,460
410
16 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$63,130
7,860
17 Fairbanks, Alaska
$62,800
240
18 Longview, Washington
$62,560
190
19 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$61,530
80
20 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$61,310
23,670
21 St Louis, Missouri
$61,190
7,560
22 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$61,040
160
23 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$60,500
4,320
24 Salinas, California
$60,470
890
25 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$59,970
1,550
26 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$59,860
45,710
27 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$59,690
5,430
28 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$59,480
480
29 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$58,990
1,350
30 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$58,530
580
31 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$58,200
12,620
32 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$58,140
950
33 North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$57,810
80
34 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$57,720
12,500
35 Danbury, Connecticut
$57,530
200
36 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$57,450
1,970
37 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$57,420
610
38 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$56,980
2,420
39 Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois
$56,940
130
40 El Centro, California
$56,700
120
41 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$56,630
220
42 Olympia, Washington
$56,520
630
43 Corvallis, Oregon
$56,450
200
44 Bellingham, Washington
$56,420
800
45 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$56,410
280
46 Framingham, Massachusetts
$56,050
1,090
47 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$55,800
3,350
48 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$55,690
650
49 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$55,470
15,120
50 Waterbury, Connecticut
$55,380
260
51 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$54,850
10,720
52 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$54,750
640
53 Stockton, California
$54,700
1,220
54 Peoria, Illinois
$54,640
860
55 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$54,570
870
56 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$54,330
470
57 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$54,140
160
58 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$54,130
580
59 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$54,070
520
60 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$53,790
1,690
61 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
$53,450
420
62 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$53,020
630
63 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$52,960
1,070
64 Worcester, Massachusetts
$52,920
740
65 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$52,710
230
66 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$52,550
80
67 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$52,270
2,050
68 Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia
$52,260
570
69 Rockford, Illinois
$52,070
750
70 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$52,040
370
71 New Haven, Connecticut
$51,960
880
72 Steubenville-Weirton, West Virginia
$51,760
220
73 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$51,760
1,020
74 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$51,750
1,210
75 Springfield, Massachusetts
$51,300
1,280
76 Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$51,290
580
77 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
$51,280
440
78 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$51,180
15,520
79 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$51,130
4,080
80 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$51,110
12,940
81 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$51,090
390
82 Jefferson City, Missouri
$50,890
420
83 Springfield, Illinois
$50,820
660
84 Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$50,790
110
85 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$50,770
7,150
86 Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$50,680
1,250
87 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$50,670
8,430
88 Peabody, Massachusetts
$50,520
450
89 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$50,510
630
90 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$50,480
810
91 Camden, New Jersey
$50,280
2,310
92 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$50,050
7,340
93 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$50,000
1,120
94 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pennsylvania
$49,850
780
95 Kansas City, Missouri
$49,800
4,270
96 Ithaca, New York
$49,790
330
97 Manchester, New Hampshire
$49,760
370
98 Decatur, Illinois
$49,650
210
99 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$49,400
7,570
100 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$48,980
7,030
See also: Highest paying industries for carpenters.