Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters

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Total Workforce

43.9k

Average Age

44

Estimated Job Growth

2.29%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$35,835

Average Male Salary

$36,369

Average Female Salary

$26,515

About

Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are most often employed by the Furniture & related product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters was $35,835 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters by wage are Social & human service assistants, Billing & posting clerks, and Parts salespersons.

Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

The top 3 locations that employ the most Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Lewis, Hardy, Grant, Pendleton & Tucker Counties PUMA, WV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Lewis, Hardy, Grant, Pendleton & Tucker Counties PUMA, WV.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Furniture & related product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, by average wage, is Miscellaneous wood products. Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are paid most in Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Lewis, Hardy, Grant, Pendleton & Tucker Counties PUMA, WV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$35,835

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,614

In 2017, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters earned an average of $35,835, $16,230 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Parts salespersons make somewhat more than Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters while Social & human service assistants make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.261

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.261, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Cabinetmakers & bench 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 Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, by number of employees, are Furniture & related product manufacturing, Miscellaneous wood products, and Construction.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, by average wage, are Miscellaneous wood products, Construction, and Furniture & related product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

43.9k

2017 Workforce

± 5,144

-6.94%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 17.5%

The number of people employed as Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters has been declining at a rate of -6.94%, from 47,182 people in 2016 to 43,909 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters employed by various industries. Furniture & related product manufacturing employs the largest share of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters at  86.6%, followed by Miscellaneous wood products with 5.76% and Construction with 3.24%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters in the US. The average age of male Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters in the workforce is 44 and of female Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters is White.

Gender Composition

41.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,003

2.38k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,197

94.6% of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

86.3% of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.22% of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters.

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Age by Gender

44

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.68

43.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 6.27

The median age of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters is 44, and Male employees are generally 0.762 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters is false but a relatively high number of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters hold a major in false.

Majors

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

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters need many skills, but most especially Quality Control Analysis, Operation Monitoring, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Equipment Maintenance, and Operations Analysis.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are expected to see a growth of 2.29% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

2.29%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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