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Carpenters Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,210
25th Percentile Wage
$32,850
50th Percentile Wage
$37,890
75th Percentile Wage
$45,460
90th Percentile Wage
$52,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpenters in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,210.

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
$37,890
3.04% 9.29%
2016
$36,740
2.26% -
2015
$35,910
5.10% -
2014
$34,080
-0.59% -
2013
$34,280
-0.26% -
2012
$34,370
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Carpenters in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of carpenters in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of carpenters in state of Tennessee ranges from $31,830 to $42,470. The highest paying area for carpenters in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $42,470. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $41,220). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$42,470
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$41,220
Memphis
$37,470
Clarksville
$37,420
Jackson
$36,700
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$36,340
Cleveland
$36,210
Knoxville
$36,040
Johnson City
$34,890
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$34,640
Morristown
$34,450
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$32,920
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$31,830




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