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After graduation, carpentry graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $137,008, while the bottom 20% make closer to $41,823. The median grad salary is $75,698.
Carpentry graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in carpentry is $58,003, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $69,363.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for carpentry graduates
The highest paying career for carpentry graduates is carpenter, with top salaries averaging around $41,608.
As per most recent US census
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