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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 among Massachusetts 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,890
25th Percentile Wage
$43,470
50th Percentile Wage
$55,760
75th Percentile Wage
$74,180
90th Percentile Wage
$93,100

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 $93,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.77
25th Percentile Wage
$20.90
50th Percentile Wage
$26.81
75th Percentile Wage
$35.67
90th Percentile Wage
$44.76

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for carpenters in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.76. The median hourly salary is $26.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.77.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of carpenters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,760-0.13%3.82%
201555,8302.06%-
201454,6801.04%-
201354,1100.89%-
201253,630--

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 $38,450 to $64,870. The highest paying area for carpenters in Massachusetts is Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,870. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (mean annual salary $63,460). The lowest paying area is Pittsfield with a median annual salary of $38,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$64,870
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$63,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$63,130
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$58,200
Framingham
$56,050
Worcester
$52,920
Springfield
$51,300
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$51,090
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$50,790
Peabody
$50,520
Barnstable Town
$50,000
New Bedford
$47,260
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$44,610
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$42,980
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$42,110
Pittsfield
$38,450



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