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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,600
25th Percentile Wage
$35,510
50th Percentile Wage
$46,510
75th Percentile Wage
$63,010
90th Percentile Wage
$80,910

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 $80,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,600.

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
$46,510
4.19% 15.33%
2016
$44,560
3.73% -
2015
$42,900
2.61% -
2014
$41,780
3.59% -
2013
$40,280
2.23% -
2012
$39,380
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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 $32,780 to $64,690. The highest paying area for carpenters in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $64,690. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $60,180). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $32,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$64,690
Philadelphia
$60,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$54,680
Pittsburgh
$51,610
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$48,300
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$48,220
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$47,710
Williamsport
$45,550
Reading
$43,880
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$43,020
York-Hanover
$42,460
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$42,420
Lebanon
$41,970
State College
$40,870
Erie
$40,530
Lancaster
$38,390
Altoona
$37,620
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$36,130
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,440
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$34,920
Johnstown
$32,780




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