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Carpenters Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,540
25th Percentile Wage
$30,000
50th Percentile Wage
$35,920
75th Percentile Wage
$43,930
90th Percentile Wage
$53,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpenters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $53,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,540.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.28
25th Percentile Wage
$14.42
50th Percentile Wage
$17.27
75th Percentile Wage
$21.12
90th Percentile Wage
$25.93

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for carpenters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.93. The median hourly salary is $17.27. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.28.

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
201635,9203.87%12.31%
201534,5304.89%-
201432,8402.98%-
201331,8601.13%-
201231,500--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Carpenters in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of carpenters in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of carpenters in state of Texas ranges from $27,070 to $46,160. The highest paying area for carpenters in Texas is Beaumont-Port Arthur with a median annual salary of $46,160. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $43,350). The lowest paying area is El Paso with a median annual salary of $27,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$46,160
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$43,350
Odessa
$41,920
Amarillo
$40,180
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$39,620
Corpus Christi
$38,700
Midland
$38,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$37,140
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$36,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$36,160
Sherman-Denison
$36,010
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$35,910
Victoria
$35,780
Tyler
$35,700
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$35,390
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$35,210
Fort Worth-Arlington
$35,190
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$34,560
College Station-Bryan
$34,010
Laredo
$33,990
Texarkana-Texarkana
$33,980
Waco
$33,770
Longview
$33,530
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$32,760
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$32,570
Brownsville-Harlingen
$31,780
Abilene
$31,350
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$31,090
Wichita Falls
$30,810
San Angelo
$30,290
Lubbock
$29,660
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$28,140
El Paso
$27,070


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