June 1, 2023
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How Much Money Does a Carpenter Make?

How much money does a carpenter make? 

Carpenters earn an average annual base salary of $61,071, according to the 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey. That equates to $30.45/hour.  

These numbers do not include overtime, per diem or other incentives that can increase earnings and benefits.  

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the highest 10% of carpenters earned more than $87,410 annually.  

Carpenters build frameworks and structures by cutting and shaping wood and other construction materials. To learn more about carpenters, check out our carpenter career page.