Carpenters

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Total Workforce

978k

Average Age

40.2

Estimated Job Growth

8.17%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$39,715

Average Male Salary

$39,959

Average Female Salary

$30,102

About

Carpenters are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Carpenters was $39,715 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Carpenters by wage are Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Insulation workers, and Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers.

Carpenters are part of the Construction & Extraction Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers, Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers, Construction laborers, Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Electricians, Glaziers, Insulation workers, Painters & paperhangers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters, Plasterers & stucco masons, Roofers, Sheet metal workers, Structural iron & steel workers, Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Helpers, construction trades, Construction & building inspectors, Elevator installers & repairers, Fence erectors, Hazardous materials removal workers, Highway maintenance workers, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Earth drillers, except oil & gas, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners

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 Motion pictures & video industries. Carpenters are paid most in Mesa City (West) PUMA, AZ but are relatively concentrated in Pasadena City (North & Central)Inside Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,715

AVERAGE SALARY

± $780

In 2017, Carpenters earned an average of $39,715, $12,350 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles make somewhat more than Carpenters while Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers 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

0.341

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Carpenters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.341, 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 Real estate.

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Industries by Share

978k

2017 Workforce

± 24,202

3.9%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.4%

The number of people employed as Carpenters has been growing at a rate of 3.9%, from 941,463 people in 2016 to 978,224 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Carpenters employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Carpenters at  85.9%, followed by Furniture & related product manufacturing with 1.91% and Real estate with 1.74%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Carpenters in the US. The average age of male Carpenters in the workforce is 40.2 and of female Carpenters is 39, and the most common race/ethnicity for Carpenters is White.

Gender Composition

954k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 23,903

24.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,816

97.5% 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

  2. Other

  3. Black

75.7% of Carpenters are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.9% of Carpenters, Other 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

40.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.31

39

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.19

The median age of Carpenters is 40.2, and Male employees are generally 1.25 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

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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Carpenters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Carpenters are expected to see a growth of 8.17% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.17%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Carpenters. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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