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Carpenters Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for carpenters in the state of West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of carpenters among West Virginia areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Carpenters in West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,520
25th Percentile Wage
$31,480
50th Percentile Wage
$38,630
75th Percentile Wage
$53,080
90th Percentile Wage
$63,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpenters in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,520.

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
$38,630
0.05% 18.30%
2016
$38,610
3.24% -
2015
$37,360
4.87% -
2014
$35,540
3.10% -
2013
$34,440
8.36% -
2012
$31,560
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Carpenters in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of carpenters in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of carpenters in state of West Virginia ranges from $28,330 to $51,850. The highest paying area for carpenters in West Virginia is Huntington-Ashland with a median annual salary of $51,850. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Steubenville-Weirton (mean annual salary $51,760). The lowest paying area is Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna with a median annual salary of $28,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntington-Ashland
$51,850
Steubenville-Weirton
$51,760
Wheeling
$48,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$46,920
Cumberland
$42,810
Morgantown
$40,580
Charleston
$39,790
Winchester
$39,150
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$38,150
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$36,490
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$34,130
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$28,330




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