How Much Do Carpenters Make?


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The average annual salary for carpenters was $44,980 as of May 2013, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Ten percent earned at or below $25,120 per year. Twenty-five percent earned up to $31,550. At the high end, 10 percent made $73,100 or more per year.

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Among the largest employment sectors, carpenters in residential building construction averaged $41,990 per year as of May 2013. Nonresidential building construction carpenters earned $48,790 annually. Finishing contractors earned $46,860 per year. Foundation, structural and exterior carpenters averaged $41,730. Hawaii was the highest-paying state for carpenters, with an average annual salary of $67,650. Alaska was next at $63,770.

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