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Highest Paying Industries for Carpenters

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $68,810, motor vehicle manufacturing is the highest paying industry for carpenters. It is followed by utilities industry (average annual salary $67,890). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of carpenters in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Carpenters

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$68,810
110
2 Utilities
$67,890
110
3 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$67,340
30
4 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$66,660
130
5 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$65,200
50
6 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$65,140
80
7 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$64,310
30
8 Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$62,840
70
9 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$61,940
100
10 Information
$61,900
1,580
11 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$61,730
1,520
12 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$61,730
1,520
13 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$60,610
210
14 Scientific Research and Development Services
$60,610
210
15 Spectator Sports
$60,000
210
16 Real Estate
$58,860
4,820
17 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$58,300
40
18 Educational Support Services
$58,280
110
19 Offices of Physicians
$58,110
30
20 Rail Transportation
$58,080
630
21 Postal Service (federal government)
$58,020
30
22 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$57,890
6,340
23 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$57,220
1,450
24 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$57,010
80
25 Casino Hotels
$56,050
730
26 Rental and Leasing Services
$55,710
1,520
27 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$55,630
70
28 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$55,330
50
29 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$55,130
340
30 Paper Manufacturing
$54,580
30
31 Traveler Accommodation
$53,840
1,000
32 Accommodation
$53,640
1,020
33 Other Support Services
$53,570
3,880
34 Outpatient Care Centers
$53,470
30
35 Accommodation and Food Services
$53,450
1,030
36 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$53,060
680
37 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$52,730
1,120
38 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$52,700
30
39 Federal government, including USPS
$52,390
1,560
40 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$52,310
1,530
41 Food Manufacturing
$51,990
30
42 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$51,910
320
43 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$51,530
60
44 Waste Collection
$51,390
n/a
45 Hospitals - Privately owned
$50,700
1,940
46 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$50,680
3,260
47 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$50,600
1,850
48 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$50,390
260
49 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,230
6,840
50 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$50,190
10,130
51 Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,190
10,130
52 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
$50,020
330
53 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$49,900
2,550
54 Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$49,880
30,080
55 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$49,860
2,310
56 Educational Services - Privately owned
$49,800
1,790
57 Department Stores
$49,700
50
58 General Merchandise Stores
$49,700
50
59 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$49,630
1,470
60 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$49,610
240
61 Warehousing and Storage
$49,270
n/a
62 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$48,640
1,500
63 Hospitals - Local government owned
$48,330
330
64 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,310
30
65 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$48,190
330
66 Performing Arts Companies
$48,130
1,610
67 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$48,080
4,820
68 Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,980
3,260
69 Gambling Industries
$47,830
190
70 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$47,800
1,770
71 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$47,510
350
72 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$47,170
1,750
73 Engineering Services
$47,130
240
74 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$47,090
17,420
75 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$47,090
160
76 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$46,970
130
77 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$46,910
280
78 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$46,710
1,920
79 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$46,670
11,440
80 Hospitals - State government owned
$46,280
280
81 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$45,930
120
82 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$45,870
5,380
83 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,700
930
84 Nonresidential Building Construction
$45,620
111,650
85 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$45,610
40
86 Support Activities for Mining
$45,580
550
87 Building Equipment Contractors
$45,540
4,760
88 Utility System Construction
$45,530
7,390
89 Mining
$45,520
590
90 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$45,510
100
91 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$45,330
26,720
92 Finance and Insurance
$45,320
40
93 Transportation and Warehousing
$45,320
1,410
94 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$45,300
3,760
95 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$45,260
1,400
96 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$45,140
13,730
97 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$45,080
80
98 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$45,000
500
99 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$44,930
130
100 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,880
150
See also: Highest paying cities for carpenters.