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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: $21.74
Statewide median: $18.65

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Carpenters *

Area Low Median High
U S
$15.61 $19.89 $27.14
Minnesota
$16.71 $21.74 $30.26
Central Minnesota
$17.42 $20.98 $26.19
Northeast Minnesota
$17.42 $24.83 $28.71
Northwest Minnesota
$14.34 $16.67 $18.98
Southeast Minnesota
$15.09 $19.61 $25.55
Southwest Minnesota
$15.69 $18.40 $23.84
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$19.28 $27.73 $33.85

* "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 13,060 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Carpenters most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 6,910 new Carpenters to meet market demand between 2012-2022. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Carpenters
  Employment Employment Change
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 901,200 1,119,400 218,200 24.2%
Minnesota 19,609 24,100 4,491 22.9%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 2,770 3,395 625 22.6%
Northeast Minnesota 1,176 1,400 224 19%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,054 11,182 2,128 23.5%
Southwest Minnesota 1,978 2,310 332 16.8%
Northwest Minnesota 2,776 3,338 562 20.2%
Southeast Minnesota 1,941 2,383 442 22.8%


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