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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 $71,750, Hawaii is the highest paying state for carpenters. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $68,950). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Hawaii
$71,750
$39,350 5,340
2 Alaska
$68,950
$46,220 2,170
3 Illinois
$62,140
$27,290 25,200
4 Massachusetts
$56,860
$36,250 18,220
5 New Jersey
$56,780
$32,470 16,360
6 New York
$55,210
$32,180 47,220
7 Connecticut
$54,700
$36,320 5,680
8 California
$54,390
$30,700 96,460
9 Washington
$54,320
$34,320 25,620
10 Missouri
$54,180
$29,170 13,540
11 District of Columbia
$50,760
$36,370 1,830
12 Virgin Islands
$49,980
$32,240 280
13 Minnesota
$48,840
$32,470 16,220
14 Rhode Island
$47,470
$32,630 2,900
15 Wyoming
$47,160
$33,630 2,760
16 Delaware
$46,670
$32,370 1,770
17 Nevada
$46,590
$29,230 10,450
18 Pennsylvania
$46,510
$28,600 28,440
19 Wisconsin
$46,310
$29,570 15,630
20 Oregon
$45,870
$29,730 14,660
21 Maryland
$45,720
$30,840 13,770
22 Ohio
$45,510
$29,150 18,920
23 New Hampshire
$45,400
$31,110 3,380
24 Michigan
$44,620
$26,640 19,400
25 Colorado
$43,910
$26,190 13,750
26 Indiana
$43,460
$27,130 14,710
27 Montana
$43,420
$27,070 4,300
28 Vermont
$42,070
$28,520 2,780
29 Virginia
$41,340
$27,750 16,670
30 Arizona
$40,810
$27,270 10,820
31 North Dakota
$40,810
$31,510 2,550
32 Iowa
$40,630
$27,840 6,650
33 Louisiana
$40,510
$26,650 12,200
34 Maine
$39,970
$28,500 4,520
35 Kentucky
$39,650
$26,790 7,070
36 Kansas
$39,140
$25,370 5,150
37 West Virginia
$38,630
$26,520 2,620
38 Utah
$38,610
$25,830 9,190
39 South Carolina
$38,540
$23,080 8,740
40 Tennessee
$37,890
$26,210 7,290
41 Florida
$37,770
$25,050 42,520
42 Oklahoma
$37,770
$26,450 4,720
43 Georgia
$37,760
$22,380 19,590
44 Texas
$37,570
$27,060 37,520
45 Alabama
$37,360
$26,190 7,270
46 New Mexico
$36,970
$25,690 4,280
47 Nebraska
$36,640
$25,220 7,710
48 Mississippi
$36,620
$25,370 3,120
49 North Carolina
$35,790
$24,720 16,540
50 South Dakota
$34,500
$26,050 4,100
51 Idaho
$34,350
$21,440 6,300
52 Arkansas
$34,240
$19,500 4,440
53 Guam
$30,100
$26,210 970
54 Puerto Rico
$18,510
$16,200 2,080
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