Carpenters Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of carpenters in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare carpenters salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Carpenters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,050
25th Percentile Wage
$34,940
50th Percentile Wage
$45,370
75th Percentile Wage
$60,470
90th Percentile Wage
$80,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpenters in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) carpenters is $80,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid carpenters is $28,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of carpenters in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,370
3.68% 11.77%
2016
$43,700
3.62% -
2015
$42,120
3.04% -
2014
$40,840
0.71% -
2013
$40,550
1.28% -
2012
$40,030
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Compare Carpenters Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of carpenters in 22 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for carpenters occupations is the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry with an annual salary $59,360. The lowest paying industry is the land subdivision industry (annual salary $37,210). For detailed carpenters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$59,360
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$54,860
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$50,140
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$50,050
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$49,860
Nonresidential Building Construction
$49,690
Building Equipment Contractors
$49,670
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$48,140
Utility System Construction
$47,700
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$47,590
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$46,930
Building Finishing Contractors
$46,440
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$46,200
Construction of Buildings
$45,680
Specialty Trade Contractors
$44,590
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$44,170
Residential Building Construction
$43,660
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$41,820
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$41,660
Masonry Contractors
$40,050
Roofing Contractors
$40,050
Land Subdivision
$37,210

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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