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Highest Paying States for Carpenters

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $69,390, Alaska is the highest paying state for carpenters. It is followed by Hawaii (average annual salary $68,870). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Carpenters

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$69,390
$46,100 2,350
2 Hawaii
$68,870
$36,980 5,190
3 Illinois
$60,790
$26,240 24,720
4 Massachusetts
$55,760
$34,890 17,440
5 New Jersey
$54,860
$32,250 16,840
6 New York
$53,600
$32,170 48,220
7 Missouri
$53,120
$30,060 12,860
8 California
$52,490
$30,080 91,780
9 Connecticut
$52,380
$34,520 6,010
10 Washington
$52,280
$32,520 24,180
11 Virgin Islands
$49,770
$33,970 320
12 District of Columbia
$48,940
$35,760 2,190
13 Minnesota
$47,090
$30,940 14,600
14 Rhode Island
$46,640
$33,360 2,740
15 Maryland
$46,310
$29,240 13,830
16 Wyoming
$46,010
$32,370 3,030
17 Wisconsin
$45,930
$29,110 15,300
18 Nevada
$44,870
$27,170 9,940
19 Delaware
$44,610
$31,620 1,650
20 Pennsylvania
$44,560
$27,080 30,620
21 Oregon
$44,430
$28,760 12,860
22 Ohio
$44,260
$29,120 18,990
23 Vermont
$44,030
$30,730 3,130
24 New Hampshire
$43,880
$31,340 3,100
25 Michigan
$43,070
$27,430 18,160
26 Colorado
$41,890
$25,540 13,410
27 Indiana
$40,510
$25,980 14,280
28 Virginia
$40,040
$27,310 16,890
29 Montana
$39,900
$23,410 4,270
30 North Dakota
$39,830
$28,910 2,370
31 Iowa
$39,650
$26,870 8,180
32 Arizona
$38,980
$25,450 9,420
33 West Virginia
$38,610
$25,780 2,890
34 Kansas
$38,590
$26,320 5,560
35 Kentucky
$38,540
$26,330 6,360
36 Maine
$38,530
$28,060 4,170
37 South Carolina
$37,280
$22,420 8,380
38 Florida
$37,160
$24,650 41,610
39 Louisiana
$37,040
$25,720 11,920
40 Utah
$37,010
$24,720 8,990
41 Tennessee
$36,740
$25,830 6,650
42 New Mexico
$36,590
$25,480 3,770
43 Oklahoma
$36,230
$24,620 4,880
44 Georgia
$36,150
$21,620 17,770
45 Texas
$35,920
$25,540 36,870
46 Alabama
$35,770
$23,520 8,160
47 Nebraska
$35,660
$24,570 7,940
48 Mississippi
$35,210
$23,640 3,490
49 North Carolina
$35,060
$24,500 15,200
50 Idaho
$34,750
$23,990 5,010
51 Arkansas
$34,110
$20,570 4,670
52 South Dakota
$33,720
$26,090 4,110
53 Guam
$29,300
$25,900 1,140
54 Puerto Rico
$18,310
$16,100 2,280
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