How Much do Carpenters Make in California?

Do carpenters in California make a lot of money? What is the average pay for California carpenters?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, carpenters in California earn an average of $61,780 a year, equivalent to $29.70 an hour.

This is 17% more than carpenters nationwide, but it is almost exactly the same as the typical California worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
California Carpenter Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $46.48 $96,670
75th $36.95 $76,860
50th $28.22 $58,690
25th $21.23 $44,150
10th $16.49 $34,300
California Carpenters Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bakersfield $23.74 $49,390
Chico $25.33 $52,680
El Centro $29.97 $62,350
Fresno $25.54 $53,130
Hanford $30.22 $62,850
Los Angeles $30.71 $63,870
Madera $28.02 $58,290
Merced $30.70 $63,860
Modesto $26.13 $54,350
Napa $30.38 $63,180
Oxnard $28.91 $60,120
Redding $26.47 $55,060
Riverside $25.55 $53,150
Sacramento $27.62 $57,450
Salinas $35.75 $74,350
San Diego $26.74 $55,620
San Francisco $34.37 $71,490
San Jose $30.55 $63,550
San Luis Obispo $28.83 $59,970
Santa Barbara $29.11 $60,550
Santa Cruz $32.35 $67,280
Santa Rosa $33.87 $70,450
Stockton $26.82 $55,780
Vallejo $33.98 $70,680
Visalia $20.35 $42,340
Yuba City $23.83 $49,570
California Carpenter Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $29.70 $61,780
2018 $28.78 $59,860
2017 $27.51 $57,220
2016 $26.82 $55,780
2015 $26.06 $54,200
2014 $25.63 $53,300
2013 $26.56 $55,240
2012 $26.82 $55,780
2011 $27.19 $56,550