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Carpenters Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for carpenters in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of carpenters among Pennsylvania 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,080
25th Percentile Wage
$33,630
50th Percentile Wage
$44,560
75th Percentile Wage
$60,560
90th Percentile Wage
$79,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpenters in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.02
25th Percentile Wage
$16.17
50th Percentile Wage
$21.42
75th Percentile Wage
$29.12
90th Percentile Wage
$38.15

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for carpenters in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.15. The median hourly salary is $21.42. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.02.

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
201644,5603.73%11.62%
201542,9002.61%-
201441,7803.59%-
201340,2802.23%-
201239,380--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Carpenters in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of carpenters in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of carpenters in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $30,970 to $60,500. The highest paying area for carpenters in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $60,500. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $56,980). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$60,500
Philadelphia
$56,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$51,110
Pittsburgh
$50,050
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$49,850
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$46,670
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$45,310
Lebanon
$44,070
Williamsport
$42,800
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$41,320
York-Hanover
$40,910
Erie
$40,320
State College
$40,090
Reading
$39,770
Lancaster
$37,670
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$37,460
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$37,210
Johnstown
$36,780
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$36,130
Altoona
$34,070
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,970


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