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Occupational Employment Statistics


47-2031 Carpenters

Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 73040$26.23/hr$18.30/hr$22.35/hr$23.87/hr$30.51/hr$36.32/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities190$22.63/hr
Financial Activities70$16.35/hr
Professional and Business Services330$18.71/hr
Education and Health Services190$37.68/hr
Leisure and Hospitality30$30.49/hr
Other Services30$23.14/hr
Public Administration150$33.40/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 290$24.61/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 310$23.96/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 340$23.66/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 400$24.59/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 600$23.71/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 630$25.45/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 630$24.71/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 650$24.35/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 730$23.87/hr0.8%
Southwest Balance of State 770$23.70/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 890$24.03/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,070$23.91/hr1.7%
Southeast Minnesota 1,120$24.51/hr1.6%
Northwest Balance of State 1,450$23.88/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,600$23.88/hr3.4%
Central Minnesota 2,470$24.87/hr2.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,770$31.01/hr1.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 11,700$30.85/hrN/A
Minnesota 17,130$29.41/hr1.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Helpers--Carpenters N/A$18.60/hrN/A
Sheet Metal Workers 2,910$31.63/hr4.1%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 1,370$39.00/hr-5.2%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 8,450$39.89/hr4.7%
Carpet Installers 610$23.21/hr-6.8%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 850$32.88/hr3.7%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic 50$19.51/hr7.4%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers N/AN/AN/A
Mechanical Door Repairers 640$25.54/hrN/A
Millwrights 680$30.75/hr6.2%

  • Maintain records, document actions, and present written progress reports.
  • Maintain job records and schedule work crew.
  • Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using a ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Select and order lumber or other required materials.
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws.
  • Examine structural timbers and supports to detect decay, and replace timbers as required, using hand tools, nuts, and bolts.
  • Bore boltholes in timber, masonry or concrete walls, using power drill.
  • Study specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.