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5 Highest-Paying States for Carpenters

Looking to make a life change? Here are the 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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#5: New Jersey

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#4: Alaska

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#3: New York

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#2: Illinois

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#1: Hawaii

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Note: All salary information is taken from the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Shawnna Stiver
Shawnna is a veteran lifestyle, marketing and news content writer, currently contributing to ecommerce companies in the parenting and babies space. She has had the pleasure of writing 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. For a dose of positivity and to see innovative ways companies are doing good in the world, check out her website: