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Carpenters
SOC Code: 47-2031.00

Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, 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.47-2031.01 Construction Carpenters Bright Outlook Green 47-2031.02 Rough Carpenters

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $21.71 hourly, $45,170 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 1,026,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Average (5% to 9%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 104,400

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