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
$23,800
25th Percentile Wage
$29,390
50th Percentile Wage
$37,730
75th Percentile Wage
$49,880
90th Percentile Wage
$63,100

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
201637,7303.34%9.57%
201536,4704.99%-
201434,6500.84%-
201334,3600.70%-
201234,120--

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
$68,080
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$67,100
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$60,060
Food Manufacturing
$56,190
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$54,090
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$49,310
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$47,850
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$47,670
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$46,800
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$46,580
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$44,930
Ship and Boat Building
$44,020
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$43,920
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$42,790
Chemical Manufacturing
$42,410
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$41,920
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$40,940
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$40,030
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$39,840
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$39,080
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$38,880
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$38,240
Paper Manufacturing
$38,200
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$38,130
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$38,090
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$38,070
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$37,730
Machinery Manufacturing
$37,720
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$37,310
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$37,240
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$37,100
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$36,420
Other Textile Product Mills
$36,350
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$35,610
Textile Product Mills
$35,230
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$35,040
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$34,510
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$34,300
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$33,560
Wood Product Manufacturing
$32,760
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$29,770
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$28,240

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



Related:

Highest paying cities for carpenters

Highest paying industries for carpenters.