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
$27,280
25th Percentile Wage
$33,930
50th Percentile Wage
$43,700
75th Percentile Wage
$58,790
90th Percentile Wage
$79,680

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 $79,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid carpenters is $27,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of carpenters in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,7003.62%8.40%
201542,1203.04%-
201440,8400.71%-
201340,5501.28%-
201240,030--

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 $58,030. The lowest paying industry is the land subdivision industry (annual salary $36,540). 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
$58,030
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$52,320
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$51,040
Building Equipment Contractors
$50,520
Nonresidential Building Construction
$48,110
Utility System Construction
$47,720
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$47,440
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$47,250
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$47,020
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$46,790
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$46,380
Building Finishing Contractors
$44,300
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$44,290
Construction of Buildings
$44,130
Specialty Trade Contractors
$42,580
Residential Building Construction
$42,090
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$41,090
Roofing Contractors
$40,250
Masonry Contractors
$40,230
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$40,080
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$38,910
Land Subdivision
$36,540

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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