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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: $23.07
Statewide median: $19.62

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Carpenters *

Area Low Median High
U S
$16.55 $21.36 $28.76
Minnesota
$18.14 $23.07 $29.88
Central Minnesota
$18.16 $22.06 $27
Northeast Minnesota
$18.31 $24.37 $29.41
Northwest Minnesota
$16.3 $19.18 $22.45
Southeast Minnesota
$17.46 $22.93 $28.13
Southwest Minnesota
$17.14 $21.85 $26.98
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$19.61 $25.73 $33.64

* "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 14600 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%
  2014 2024 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 2723 3041 318 11.6%
Northeast Minnesota 1313 1326 13 0.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9345 10019 674 7.2%
Southwest Minnesota 1975 2136 161 8.1%
Northwest Minnesota 2967 3204 237 7.9%
Southeast Minnesota 1700 1799 99 5.8%


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