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Carpenters

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $25.88
Statewide median: $23.00

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Carpenters *

Area Low Median High
U S
$18.76 $24.31 $31.64
Minnesota
$19.95 $25.88 $34.04
Central Minnesota
$19.85 $26.58 $32.52
Northeast Minnesota
$20.46 $24.92 $31.98
Northwest Minnesota
$17.70 $20.69 $24.82
Southeast Minnesota
$20.50 $24.55 $29.95
Southwest Minnesota
$18.97 $23.37 $28.90
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$20.97 $29.07 $36.51

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 16,890 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Carpenters most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 27,356 new Carpenters to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Carpenters
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 1,006,500 1,086,600 80,100 8%
Minnesota 23,936 25,639 1,703 7.1%
Central Minnesota 3,720 4,227 507 13.6%
Northeast Minnesota 1,367 1,452 85 6.2%
Northwest Minnesota 2,439 2,523 84 3.4%
Southeast Minnesota 1,792 1,914 122 6.8%
Southwest Minnesota 1,824 1,949 125 6.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 12,810 13,638 828 6.5%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.