Trades. Carpenters.

Carpenters

Carpenters are among the most versatile craftspeople in the construction industry. They assist in site preparation; construct and frame walls and roofs; install structures and fixtures, such as windows, doors, cabinetry and trim; and inspect and repair damaged walls and other structures.

$38.29/hr

+428.14% Higher than minimum wage!
Benefits do not come out of your check.

$63.31/hr total

Benefits are above & beyond hourly wage!
Featuring premium health insurance.

$34,890

Entry Level Salary

$61,040

Average Salary

$74,110

Experienced Salary

+8.44

Increased Job Outlook (2016-2026) 

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Skills Needed

  • Math
  • spatial and mechanical ability
  • hand/eye coordination
  • physical stamina
  • fast-paced thinking and reacting
  • problem solving
  • comfortable with heights
  • blueprint reading
  • detail-oriented

Relevant Classes

  • Algebra
  • basic arithmetic
  • general math
  • geometry
  • science
  • technology
  • mechanical drawing
  • English/communication
  • shop classes

Education & Training

  • 4-year apprentice program
  • 5,600 hours of on-the-job training
  • 640 classroom hours
  • Choice of $50/day stipend or collect unemployment

Work Conditions

  • Both indoor and outdoor
  • nearly every facility and building type
  • varying weather
  • physically demanding
  • new and existing construction
  • working from heights

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