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Carpenter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$40,000
$29,000
$40,000
$55,000
Carpenters in the United States make an average salary of $40,523 per year or $19.48 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $29,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $55,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, New Jersey, Washington, Rhode Island, and Connecticut provide the highest carpenter salaries.
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Map of Carpenter Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Carpenter Salary By Location

While a carpenter can average a salary of $40,523 per year, or $19.48 per hour, there are many opportunities for carpenters to make more. For example, in Portland, ME you might make $60,812 per year. Other high-paying locations include Seattle, WA, New York, NY and Washington, DC. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Portland, ME where the average starting salary is $47,000. The highest paying states for carpenters include Maine, New Jersey and Washington. Meanwhile, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Florida offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$60,812
$61k
Danville, CA
Danville, CA
$52,181
$52k
Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA
$49,192
$49k
Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring, MD
$46,512
$47k

High Paying Carpenter Jobs

Average Carpenter Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a carpenter, working for Kansas City Kansas Public Schools or Kansas State School for the Blind might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Boeing and City of Houston report highly competitive salaries for carpenters.

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Carpenter Salary History

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    Average Carpenter Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, carpenter salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that manufacturing, professional, and hospitality companies tend to offer much higher salaries for carpenters. For example, carpenters make a whopping average salary of $42,098 while working for manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $41,887 at professional companies and $40,947 at hospitality companies. But carpenters may want to avoid working in the construction industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $40,112.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $42,098
    $42k
    Professional
    Professional
    $41,887
    $42k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $40,947
    $41k
    Retail
    Retail
    $40,301
    $40k
    Construction
    Construction
    $40,112
    $40k

    Carpenter Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a carpenter can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

    Recently Added Carpenter Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Birdwell Builders Inc.
    Birdwell Builders Inc.
    Carpenter
    Carpenter
    Carpenter
    Lewistown, MT
    Lewistown, MT
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    10/30/2020
    Senior Carpenter
    Senior Carpenter
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $56,349
    $56,349
    10/30/2020
    Carpenter Prefabricator
    Carpenter Prefabricator
    Overland Park, KS
    Overland Park, KS
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $25,044
    $25,044
    10/30/2020
    Carpenter
    Carpenter
    Wabash, IN
    Wabash, IN
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    10/29/2020
    County of El Paso Tx
    County of El Paso Tx
    Carpenter
    Carpenter
    Carpenter
    El Paso, TX
    El Paso, TX
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $27,736
    $27,736
    10/29/2020
    Carpenter
    Carpenter
    Laurel, MD
    Laurel, MD
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    10/29/2020
    Aerotek
    Aerotek
    Carpenters for Project at DIA
    Carpenters for Project at DIA
    Carpenters for Project at DIA
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $58,436
    $58,436
    10/29/2020
    CCS Construction Staffing
    CCS Construction Staffing
    Carpenters
    Carpenters
    Carpenters
    New Orleans, LA
    New Orleans, LA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    10/28/2020
    Skilled Trades Partners
    Skilled Trades Partners
    Carpenter
    Carpenter
    Carpenter
    Wolfeboro, NH
    Wolfeboro, NH
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    10/28/2020
    Carpenter-Heavy Highway
    Carpenter-Heavy Highway
    Bettendorf, IA
    Bettendorf, IA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $35,479
    $35,479
    10/28/2020