Information About Carpenters

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Training

Carpenters need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Carpenters
Training for Carpenters
Percent
Less than High School 24.6
High School 43.8
Some College 19.1
Associates Degree 5.2
Bachelors Degree 6.1
Masters Degree 0.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment

Represents about 1,284,000 people in the United States- 32.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 165,000 more carpenters but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 325,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, carpenters make $21.31 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Carpenters $11.90 $15.00 $19.20 $26.20 $34.50
Construction and extraction occupations $11.00 $14.20 $19.10 $26.90 $35.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, carpenters make $44,330 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Carpenters $24,880 $31,230 $40,010 $54,560 $71,890
Construction and extraction occupations $23,050 $29,720 $39,820 $56,130 $73,530
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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