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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Carpenters Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,790
25th Percentile Wage
$34,740
50th Percentile Wage
$45,170
75th Percentile Wage
$60,180
90th Percentile Wage
$80,350

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 $80,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,790. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 189% 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 carpenters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,170
3.48% 11.58%
2016
$43,600
3.46% -
2015
$42,090
3.02% -
2014
$40,820
0.78% -
2013
$40,500
1.38% -
2012
$39,940
- -

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 information sector with an annual salary $64,370. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $27,130).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$64,370
Utilities
$63,660
Finance and Insurance
$61,090
Accommodation and Food Services
$54,690
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,170
Health Care and Social Assistance
$52,130
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$51,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,620
Mining
$49,870
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$48,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,470
Educational Services
$47,210
Transportation and Warehousing
$46,420
Construction
$45,370
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$43,350
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,890
Retail Trade
$40,220
Wholesale Trade
$40,090
Manufacturing
$38,430
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 $18,510 to $71,750. The highest paying state for carpenters is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $71,750. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,510. For more salary information of carpenters profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$71,750
Alaska
$68,950
Illinois
$62,140
Massachusetts
$56,860
New Jersey
$56,780
New York
$55,210
Connecticut
$54,700
California
$54,390
Washington
$54,320
Missouri
$54,180
District of Columbia
$50,760
Virgin Islands
$49,980
Minnesota
$48,840
Rhode Island
$47,470
Wyoming
$47,160
Delaware
$46,670
Nevada
$46,590
Pennsylvania
$46,510
Wisconsin
$46,310
Oregon
$45,870
Maryland
$45,720
Ohio
$45,510
New Hampshire
$45,400
Michigan
$44,620
Colorado
$43,910
Indiana
$43,460
Montana
$43,420
Vermont
$42,070
Virginia
$41,340
Arizona
$40,810
North Dakota
$40,810
Iowa
$40,630
Louisiana
$40,510
Maine
$39,970
Kentucky
$39,650
Kansas
$39,140
West Virginia
$38,630
Utah
$38,610
South Carolina
$38,540
Tennessee
$37,890
Florida
$37,770
Oklahoma
$37,770
Georgia
$37,760
Texas
$37,570
Alabama
$37,360
New Mexico
$36,970
Nebraska
$36,640
Mississippi
$36,620
North Carolina
$35,790
South Dakota
$34,500
Idaho
$34,350
Arkansas
$34,240
Guam
$30,100
Puerto Rico
$18,510



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