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or $23.20 hourly
as of 2021
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Assisting and Caring for Others (46)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Carpenters' job openings is expected to rise 2.2% by 2031
'Carpenters' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Carpenters' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Carpenters' was $48,260, or $23.20 hourly
'Carpenters' are paid 5.5% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as carpenters?
As of 2021 there were 668,060 people employed as Carpenters within the United States.
This represents around 0.47% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 210 people are employed as Carpenters.
Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood and comparable materials, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall, and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways.
SOC Code: 47-2031.00
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