Information About Carpenters

Training Requirements for Carpenters

Carpenters need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Carpenters
Training for Carpenters
Percent
Less than High School 26.2
High School 42.2
Some College 19.4
Associates Degree 5.5
Bachelors Degree 5.8
Masters Degree 0.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment outlook for Carpenters

Represents about 945,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 60,000 more carpenters but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 169,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, carpenters make $23.24 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Carpenters $13.02 $16.24 $20.96 $28.22 $38.21
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, carpenters make $48,340 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Carpenters $27,070 $33,770 $43,600 $58,700 $79,480
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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