Carpenters

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Total Workforce

968k

Average Age

40.6

Average Salary

$40,573

Average Male Salary

$40,683

Average Female Salary

$35,605

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Carpenters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Carpenters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Carpenters, by average wage, is Independent artists, writers, and performers. Carpenters are paid most in Mesa City (West) PUMA, AZ but are relatively concentrated in East of I-45 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$40,573

AVERAGE SALARY

± $763

In 2018, Carpenters earned an average of $40,573, $13,315 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Photographers make somewhat more than Carpenters while Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Carpenters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.335

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Carpenters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.335, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Carpenters (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Carpenters.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Carpenters.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Carpenters, by number of employees, are Construction, Furniture & related product manufacturing, and Building material & supplies dealers.

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Industries by Share

968k

2018 Workforce

± 24,082

-1%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.54%

The number of people employed as Carpenters has been declining at a rate of -1%, from 978,224 people in 2017 to 968,420 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Carpenters employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Carpenters at  86.1%, followed by Furniture & related product manufacturing with 2.06% and Building material & supplies dealers with 1.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Carpenters in the US. The average age of male Carpenters in the workforce is 40.6 and of female Carpenters is 37.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Carpenters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

948k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 23,823

20.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,547

97.8% of Carpenters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Carpenters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Carpenters

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Other (Hispanic)

52.1% of Carpenters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24.7% of Carpenters, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Carpenters.

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Age by Gender

40.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.326

37.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.24

The median age of Carpenters is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 3.09 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Carpenters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Carpenters is Business but a relatively high number of Carpenters hold a major in Construction.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Carpenters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Carpenters need many skills, but most especially Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Carpenters need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Selection, and Repairing.

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