Carpenters Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Carpenters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpenters in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $63,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid carpenters is $23,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Carpenters Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of carpenters in 42 industries in the manufacturing 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 motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $68,080. The lowest paying industry is the household appliance manufacturing industry (annual salary $28,240). For detailed carpenters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
Other Textile Product Mills
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Textile Product Mills
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing

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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