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.

Carpenters

About this Career Path

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.

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Environment

Construction Carpenters are involved in many types of construction. These can include building highways and brides, to installing kitchen cabinets. Carpenters work both indoors and outdoors which can include physically demanding and strenuous tasks. 

Carpenters

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Salary Breakdown

Carpenters

$54,200

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$31,200

ENTRY LEVEL

$49,520

MID LEVEL

$87,410

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Carpenters

2,874

Current Available Jobs

963,000

Projected job openings through 2030

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Top Expected Tasks

Carpenters

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Carpenters

K

KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

K

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

K

KNOWLEDGE

Design

K

KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

S

SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Critical Thinking

S

SKILL

Monitoring

S

SKILL

Coordination

S

SKILL

Quality Control Analysis

A

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

A

ABILITY

Visualization

A

ABILITY

Finger Dexterity

A

ABILITY

Manual Dexterity

A

ABILITY

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