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What is the average salary for Carpenters in the United States?

Carpenters earn an average hourly wage of $21.92. Hourly wages typically start from $12.33 and go up to $35.94. Carpenters earn an average salary of $45,590 per year. Salaries typically start from $25,640 and go up to $74,750.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Carpenters in the United States earn:

$35.94 an hour $74,750 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Carpenters in the United States earn:

$26.78 an hour $55,710 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Carpenters in the United States earn:

$19.63 an hour $40,820 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Carpenters in the United States earn:

$15.40 an hour $32,030 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Carpenters in the United States earn:

$12.33 an hour $25,640 per year

Historical salary for Carpenters in the United States

Carpenter salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Carpenter Salary in Hawaii $32.15 $66,880 # 1
Carpenter Salary in Alaska $31.81 $66,150 # 2
Carpenter Salary in New York $28.59 $59,460 # 3
Carpenter Salary in Illinois $27.33 $56,860 # 4
Carpenter Salary in Massachusetts $27.14 $56,450 # 5
Carpenter Salary in New Jersey $27.14 $56,450 # 6
Carpenter Salary in California $25.63 $53,300 # 7
Carpenter Salary in Washington $24.71 $51,410 # 8
Carpenter Salary in Connecticut $24.32 $50,580 # 9
Carpenter Salary in Missouri $24.10 $50,120 # 10
Carpenter Salary in Nevada $23.46 $48,800 # 11
Carpenter Salary in District of Columbia $23.17 $48,200 # 12
Carpenter Salary in Wisconsin $23.09 $48,030 # 13
Carpenter Salary in Minnesota $22.99 $47,820 # 14
Carpenter Salary in Pennsylvania $22.12 $46,010 # 15
Carpenter Salary in Delaware $21.66 $45,050 # 16
Carpenter Salary in Maryland $21.60 $44,920 # 17
Carpenter Salary in Ohio $21.31 $44,320 # 18
Carpenter Salary in Rhode Island $21.18 $44,040 # 19
Carpenter Salary in Michigan $21.09 $43,860 # 20
Carpenter Salary in Oregon $20.77 $43,200 # 21
Carpenter Salary in New Hampshire $20.65 $42,960 # 22
Carpenter Salary in Wyoming $20.61 $42,860 # 23
Carpenter Salary in Colorado $20.42 $42,460 # 24
Carpenter Salary in Vermont $20.05 $41,700 # 25
Carpenter Salary in Indiana $20.02 $41,650 # 26
Carpenter Salary in Georgia $19.77 $41,120 # 27
Carpenter Salary in Virginia $19.41 $40,380 # 28
Carpenter Salary in Iowa $19.32 $40,180 # 29
Carpenter Salary in West Virginia $19.12 $39,760 # 30
Carpenter Salary in Kansas $19.10 $39,720 # 31
Carpenter Salary in Kentucky $19.05 $39,620 # 32
Carpenter Salary in Montana $19.05 $39,620 # 33
Carpenter Salary in Arizona $18.76 $39,010 # 34
Carpenter Salary in Maine $18.65 $38,800 # 35
Carpenter Salary in North Dakota $18.36 $38,190 # 36
Carpenter Salary in South Carolina $18.30 $38,070 # 37
Carpenter Salary in Louisiana $18.05 $37,530 # 38
Carpenter Salary in New Mexico $17.86 $37,160 # 39
Carpenter Salary in Idaho $17.74 $36,890 # 40
Carpenter Salary in Utah $17.59 $36,600 # 41
Carpenter Salary in Florida $17.06 $35,480 # 42
Carpenter Salary in Tennessee $16.95 $35,260 # 43
Carpenter Salary in Nebraska $16.61 $34,550 # 44
Carpenter Salary in Oklahoma $16.55 $34,430 # 45
Carpenter Salary in Texas $16.38 $34,070 # 46
Carpenter Salary in North Carolina $16.31 $33,930 # 47
Carpenter Salary in Arkansas $16.31 $33,910 # 48
Carpenter Salary in Mississippi $16.26 $33,820 # 49
Carpenter Salary in South Dakota $15.96 $33,190 # 50
Carpenter Salary in Alabama $15.60 $32,440 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics