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Carpenters Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for carpenters in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of carpenters amongst Louisiana cities 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 Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,650
25th Percentile Wage
$32,860
50th Percentile Wage
$40,510
75th Percentile Wage
$51,710
90th Percentile Wage
$65,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpenters in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,650.

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
$40,510
8.57% 10.69%
2016
$37,040
0.89% -
2015
$36,710
0.71% -
2014
$36,450
-0.08% -
2013
$36,480
0.82% -
2012
$36,180
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Carpenters in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of carpenters in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of carpenters in state of Louisiana ranges from $31,830 to $58,380. The highest paying area for carpenters in Louisiana is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $58,380. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $41,880). The lowest paying area is Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake Charles
$58,380
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$41,880
Baton Rouge
$39,960
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$39,840
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$39,460
Lafayette
$37,600
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$36,850
Alexandria
$36,830
Shreveport-Bossier City
$36,740
Monroe
$33,920
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$33,000
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$31,830




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