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Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters Salary Information

The salary statistics of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The cabinetmakers and bench carpenters annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,020
25th Percentile Wage
$26,830
50th Percentile Wage
$33,920
75th Percentile Wage
$42,710
90th Percentile Wage
$52,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cabinetmakers and bench carpenters. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) cabinetmakers and bench carpenters is $52,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,020. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 138% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,920
2.56% 8.67%
2016
$33,050
2.36% -
2015
$32,270
2.14% -
2014
$31,580
1.49% -
2013
$31,110
0.42% -
2012
$30,980
- -

Table 2. Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for cabinetmakers and bench carpenters occupations is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $54,120. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $23,580).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$54,120
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,940
Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$41,390
Educational Services
$40,480
Transportation and Warehousing
$39,970
Construction
$37,330
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,840
Retail Trade
$36,480
Manufacturing
$33,760
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$32,270
Wholesale Trade
$31,420
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,580

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters by States

From the above tables we note that not only cabinetmakers and bench carpenters salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,220 to $55,160. The highest paying state for cabinetmakers and bench carpenters is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $55,160. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,220. For more salary information of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$55,160
New Jersey
$44,380
District of Columbia
$43,970
Rhode Island
$43,700
Massachusetts
$43,320
Alaska
$43,190
Connecticut
$43,190
Maryland
$41,870
New Hampshire
$41,610
Minnesota
$39,740
New York
$39,060
Maine
$38,300
Washington
$38,210
Wyoming
$37,820
Pennsylvania
$37,540
Nevada
$37,030
Illinois
$35,980
Nebraska
$35,850
North Dakota
$35,770
Wisconsin
$35,750
Michigan
$35,610
Colorado
$35,160
Vermont
$35,000
Montana
$34,950
Iowa
$34,670
Florida
$34,620
Delaware
$34,490
Utah
$34,410
Arizona
$34,120
California
$33,700
West Virginia
$33,660
Virginia
$33,390
Indiana
$33,340
Oregon
$33,210
Missouri
$32,960
Idaho
$32,560
Ohio
$32,420
South Carolina
$31,890
New Mexico
$31,710
Oklahoma
$31,540
Georgia
$30,720
South Dakota
$30,460
Louisiana
$30,280
Texas
$29,590
North Carolina
$29,530
Tennessee
$29,470
Kentucky
$28,950
Arkansas
$28,740
Alabama
$28,210
Kansas
$25,810
Mississippi
$23,460
Puerto Rico
$18,220



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