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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,280
25th Percentile Wage
$25,910
50th Percentile Wage
$33,050
75th Percentile Wage
$41,350
90th Percentile Wage
$51,470

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 $51,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,280. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 141% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of cabinetmakers and bench carpenters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,0502.36%6.26%
201532,2702.14%-
201431,5801.49%-
201331,1100.42%-
201230,980--

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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $52,040. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $24,270).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,040
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$50,950
Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,990
Transportation and Warehousing
$39,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$38,730
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,020
Educational Services
$37,650
Construction
$37,110
Manufacturing
$32,920
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$32,440
Retail Trade
$29,260
Wholesale Trade
$26,930
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,270

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 $18,110 to $47,540. The highest paying state for cabinetmakers and bench carpenters is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $47,540. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,110. 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
New Jersey
$47,540
Connecticut
$44,490
Alaska
$44,430
Hawaii
$43,060
Massachusetts
$41,930
Rhode Island
$41,280
Delaware
$39,910
Wyoming
$38,690
Minnesota
$38,620
Pennsylvania
$38,080
Vermont
$37,850
Nevada
$37,540
North Dakota
$37,420
Illinois
$37,070
New Hampshire
$36,800
New York
$36,690
Maryland
$36,180
Maine
$35,940
Washington
$35,880
Colorado
$35,540
South Carolina
$35,240
Michigan
$35,130
West Virginia
$34,980
Wisconsin
$34,620
Utah
$33,500
Montana
$33,470
Kansas
$32,750
California
$32,620
Idaho
$32,590
Virginia
$32,340
Nebraska
$32,200
Ohio
$31,960
Florida
$31,890
Oregon
$31,770
Iowa
$31,760
Georgia
$31,600
Indiana
$31,330
Missouri
$31,280
Oklahoma
$30,390
Louisiana
$30,130
North Carolina
$30,100
Arkansas
$30,090
South Dakota
$29,980
Tennessee
$29,730
New Mexico
$29,220
Kentucky
$29,100
Alabama
$27,960
Texas
$27,660
Arizona
$27,050
Mississippi
$24,330
Puerto Rico
$18,110



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