Google Trend interest in the Carpenter profession over an 8 year period. The graph below depicts the rate at which people are going to Google and typing in the word Carpenter which shows a small decline that started in 2005 to 2009 but remained stable after that. The carpentry profession seems to have found stable footing showing a solid career to go into.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for Carpenters shows a median salary of $39,530 a year with about a $19.00 an hour wage reported in 2010 by the BLS. This profession typically requires an apprenticeship but doesn’t have to include a specialized degree to get involved. The total number of jobs in the job market for carpenters was reported at 1,001,700 in 2010 and the expected growth rate in this career is about 20% which is higher than most other jobs. This 20% growth rate in Carpenter job positions will add around 196,000 carpentry jobs to the total job market. This shows that demand for Carpenters from 2010 – 2020 will continue as a healthy rate. For more specific state by state salary information view our information below for Carpenter salaries listed by state.
Listed below is information that is specific to Carpenter job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Carpenter. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Carpenters and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”