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Carpenters Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for carpenters in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of carpenters among Iowa areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Carpenters in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,840
25th Percentile Wage
$33,200
50th Percentile Wage
$40,630
75th Percentile Wage
$52,230
90th Percentile Wage
$62,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpenters in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,630
2.41% 10.12%
2016
$39,650
1.59% -
2015
$39,020
2.15% -
2014
$38,180
2.93% -
2013
$37,060
1.46% -
2012
$36,520
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Carpenters in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of carpenters in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of carpenters in state of Iowa ranges from $33,890 to $53,200. The highest paying area for carpenters in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $53,200. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Iowa City (mean annual salary $46,940). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$53,200
Iowa City
$46,940
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$45,600
Dubuque
$43,500
Cedar Rapids
$42,720
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$39,690
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$38,800
Ames
$36,310
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$36,110
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$35,970
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$33,890




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