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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: $23.77
Statewide median: $20.07

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Carpenters *

Area Low Median High
U S
$16.91 $21.98 $29.29
Minnesota
$18.84 $23.77 $30.34
Central Minnesota
$18.67 $22.34 $26.90
Northeast Minnesota
$17.89 $23.10 $28.85
Northwest Minnesota
$16.92 $19.39 $22.96
Southeast Minnesota
$19.44 $24.21 $28.76
Southwest Minnesota
$16.85 $20.81 $26.40
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$20.74 $26.87 $33.76

* "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 16,220 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 high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 21,216 new Carpenters to meet market demand between 2016-2026. 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
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 1,025,600 1,109,400 83,800 8.2%
Minnesota 21,644 22,848 1,204 5.6%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 3,260 3,637 377 11.6%
Northeast Minnesota 1,459 1,396 -63 -4.3%
Northwest Minnesota 2,848 3,118 270 9.5%
Southeast Minnesota 1,594 1,531 -63 -4%
Southwest Minnesota 1,997 2,125 128 6.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 10,535 11,168 633 6%


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