Carpenters earn an average (mean) hourly wage of $21.62, according to an occupational survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2013. The median wage of carpenters is $19.47.
The BLS also provides wage information for different types of carpenters. Carpenters who construct residential homes earn an average wage of $20.19, while carpenters who construct other buildings average $23.46 per hour. Carpenters who specialize in structural work average $20.06 per hour, while carpenters who specialize in finish work earn an average wage of $22.53. Carpenters who work in transportation enjoy the highest average wage in the occupation, earning $24.52 per hour.