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Carpenters Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for carpenters in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of carpenters among Kentucky metropolitan 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,790
25th Percentile Wage
$32,460
50th Percentile Wage
$39,650
75th Percentile Wage
$51,990
90th Percentile Wage
$65,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpenters in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,790.

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
$39,650
2.80% 14.15%
2016
$38,540
0.99% -
2015
$38,160
2.83% -
2014
$37,080
2.51% -
2013
$36,150
5.84% -
2012
$34,040
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Carpenters in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of carpenters in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of carpenters in state of Kentucky ranges from $33,060 to $43,850. The highest paying area for carpenters in Kentucky is Evansville with a median annual salary of $43,850. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $43,300). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Evansville
$43,850
Lexington-Fayette
$43,300
Louisville-Jefferson County
$43,020
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$39,830
Elizabethtown
$38,500
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$38,010
Bowling Green
$37,650
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$36,780
Owensboro
$36,610
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$33,060




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