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Carpenters

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $22.67
Statewide median: $18.88

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Carpenters *

Area Low Median High
U S
$15.92 $20.42 $27.64
Minnesota
$17.75 $22.67 $30.34
Central Minnesota
$17.38 $20.78 $24.79
Northeast Minnesota
$17.08 $22.66 $28.87
Northwest Minnesota
$15.84 $18.6 $21.87
Southeast Minnesota
$15.22 $19.51 $25.41
Southwest Minnesota
$16.32 $21.03 $26.98
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$20.55 $27.41 $34.07

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 13770 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Carpenters most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 3700 new Carpenters to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Carpenters
  Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 945400 1005800 60400 6.4%
Minnesota 19727 21153 1426 7.2%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 2776 3338 562 20.2%
Southwest Minnesota 1978 2310 332 16.8%
Southeast Minnesota 1941 2383 442 22.8%
Central Minnesota 2770 3395 625 22.6%
Northeast Minnesota 1176 1400 224 19%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9054 11182 2128 23.5%


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