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Carpenters Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,250
25th Percentile Wage
$44,550
50th Percentile Wage
$56,860
75th Percentile Wage
$74,210
90th Percentile Wage
$92,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpenters in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,250.

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
$56,860
1.93% 5.68%
2016
$55,760
-0.13% -
2015
$55,830
2.06% -
2014
$54,680
1.04% -
2013
$54,110
0.89% -
2012
$53,630
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Carpenters in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of carpenters in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of carpenters in state of Massachusetts ranges from $42,200 to $67,300. The highest paying area for carpenters in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $67,300. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $66,990). The lowest paying area is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$67,300
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$66,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$62,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$58,710
Barnstable Town
$55,600
Framingham
$54,950
Worcester
$54,490
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$53,800
Peabody
$52,220
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$51,950
New Bedford
$51,600
Springfield
$48,130
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$46,970
Pittsfield
$45,500
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$44,610
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$42,200




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