Carpenter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$40,000
$29,000
Min 10%
$40,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Portland, ME
Highest Paying State
Maine
Average Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a carpenter make?
Carpenters in America make, on average, $40,523 a year or $19.48 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 26,000. The top 10 percent earn over $55,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $29,000 annually. Most Carpenter jobs are in Construction companies and Professional companies. Some of the states with the best Carpenter salaries are Maine, New Jersey, Washington, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The typical tenure for a Carpenter is 4.0 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs

Average Carpenter Salary By Location

As a Carpenter in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $40,523 per year or $19.48 per hour. The city with the highest Carpenter salary is Portland, ME at $60,812 per year. The Portland, ME average entry-level salary for Carpenters is $47,000. Maine, New Jersey, Washington, Rhode Island, and Connecticut are the top 5 highest earning states for Carpenters. North Carolina, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, and New Mexico have the lowest reported salaries for Carpenters.

Map of Carpenter Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Carpenters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Carpenter Salary By Company

Carpenter jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Most Carpenter jobs are in Construction companies and Construction companies. Kansas City Kansas Public Schools and Kansas State School for the Blind are the best paying companies for Carpenters. Companies like Boeing and City of Houston also pay high salaries to their Carpenters.

Average Carpenter Pay By Industry

Carpenter salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Hospitality companies, Professional companies, and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest salaries for Carpenters. Hospitality companies pay Carpenters an average salary of $41,126, Professional companies pay $40,991, and Manufacturing companys come in at $40,655. At $40,398, the average salary for Carpenters in the Construction industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Hospitality
Hospitality
$41,126
$41k
Professional
Professional
$40,991
$41k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$40,655
$41k
Retail
Retail
$40,412
$40k
Construction
Construction
$40,398
$40k

Carpenter Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Carpenter Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Carpenter can range from $28,762 to $58,132 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$33,329
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