Carpenters Salary Information

The salary statistics of carpenters are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of carpenters within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The 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. Carpenters Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,070
25th Percentile Wage
$33,770
50th Percentile Wage
$43,600
75th Percentile Wage
$58,700
90th Percentile Wage
$79,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpenters. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) carpenters is $79,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,070. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 193% 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 carpenters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,6003.46%8.39%
201542,0903.02%-
201440,8200.78%-
201340,5001.38%-
201239,940--

Table 2. Carpenters Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of carpenters in 20 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 carpenters occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $65,930. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $27,130).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$65,930
Information
$63,100
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$60,980
Accommodation and Food Services
$55,900
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,230
Transportation and Warehousing
$52,580
Health Care and Social Assistance
$50,420
Mining
$48,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$47,050
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,850
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,450
Educational Services
$45,860
Finance and Insurance
$45,320
Construction
$43,700
Wholesale Trade
$40,240
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,830
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$39,320
Retail Trade
$37,990
Manufacturing
$37,730
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$27,130

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Carpenters by States

From the above tables we note that not only 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 carpenters in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,310 to $69,390. The highest paying state for carpenters is Alaska with a median annual salary of $69,390. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,310. For more salary information of carpenters profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$69,390
Hawaii
$68,870
Illinois
$60,790
Massachusetts
$55,760
New Jersey
$54,860
New York
$53,600
Missouri
$53,120
California
$52,490
Connecticut
$52,380
Washington
$52,280
Virgin Islands
$49,770
District of Columbia
$48,940
Minnesota
$47,090
Rhode Island
$46,640
Maryland
$46,310
Wyoming
$46,010
Wisconsin
$45,930
Nevada
$44,870
Delaware
$44,610
Pennsylvania
$44,560
Oregon
$44,430
Ohio
$44,260
Vermont
$44,030
New Hampshire
$43,880
Michigan
$43,070
Colorado
$41,890
Indiana
$40,510
Virginia
$40,040
Montana
$39,900
North Dakota
$39,830
Iowa
$39,650
Arizona
$38,980
West Virginia
$38,610
Kansas
$38,590
Kentucky
$38,540
Maine
$38,530
South Carolina
$37,280
Florida
$37,160
Louisiana
$37,040
Utah
$37,010
Tennessee
$36,740
New Mexico
$36,590
Oklahoma
$36,230
Georgia
$36,150
Texas
$35,920
Alabama
$35,770
Nebraska
$35,660
Mississippi
$35,210
North Carolina
$35,060
Idaho
$34,750
Arkansas
$34,110
South Dakota
$33,720
Guam
$29,300
Puerto Rico
$18,310



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