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5 Highest-Paying States for Carpenters

Take a look at the top five states with the highest average professional carpenter salaries across the U.S.

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How Much Do Carpenters Make?

The average professional carpenter salary in the United States is $51,120, according to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics—though some states pay better than others. U.S. carpenters make the most money in the following five states. Did yours make the cut?

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#4: New Jersey
Average Yearly Salary: $63,230

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#1: Hawaii
Average Yearly Salary: $73,070

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 8.2 percent employment growth for carpenters between 2016 and 2026.

Note: All salary information is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is accurate as of May 2018.

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Shawnna Stiver is a veteran lifestyle, marketing and news content writer, currently contributing to ecommerce companies in the parenting and babies space. She has written traditional, digital and social content for the following industries: beauty, consumer goods, entrepreneurship, financial services, health/wellness, home improvement/DIY, lifestyle, non-profit, parenting and self-improvement. She runs a website that connects people with brands that make a difference in the world: