Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters

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2019 Workforce
44k
Average Age
43.7
Average Salary
$36,104
Average Male Salary
$36,316
Average Female Salary
$33,485

About

Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are most often employed by the Furniture & related product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters was $36,104 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters by wage are Chefs & head cooks, Industrial truck & tractor operators, and Couriers & messengers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville & Sibley Counties PUMA, MN, and Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville & Sibley Counties PUMA, MN, Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN, and Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN.

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 Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing. Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are paid most in Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville & Sibley Counties PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,104
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,471

In 2019, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters earned an average of $36,104, $19,420 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Chefs & head cooks make somewhat more than Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters while Industrial truck & tractor operators 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

0.275
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.275, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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, Furniture & home furnishings stores, and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

44k
2019 Workforce
± 5,152
-10.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.9%

The number of people employed as Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters has been declining at a rate of -10.1%, from 48,992 people in 2018 to 44,040 people in 2019.

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  82%, followed by Furniture & home furnishings stores with 4.8% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 3.5%.

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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 44.4 and of female Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters is 34.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

40.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,955
3.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,409

92.5% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

75.3% of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.1% of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, White (Hispanic) 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

44.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.75
34.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.22

The median age of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters is 43.7, and Male employees are generally 9.5 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 Business but a relatively high number of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters hold a major in Business.

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, Operations Analysis, and Equipment Maintenance.

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