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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1,590191$20.17/hr$15.35/hr$16.91/hr$19.06/hr$23.17/hr$27.66/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities230$24.77/hr
Financial Activities40$22.14/hr
Professional and Business Services390$20.05/hr
Education and Health Services250$28.64/hr
Leisure and Hospitality150$22.66/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration120$31.47/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 250$20.45/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 340$21.32/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 340$27.92/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 350$28.24/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 580$24.21/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 740$24.15/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 770$22.08/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 790$19.37/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 860$21.28/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 970$24.89/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,000$25.90/hr-4.3%
Southeast Minnesota 1,070$24.84/hr-4.0%
Southwest Minnesota 1,360$20.51/hr6.4%
Northwest Balance of State 1,520$19.04/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,590$19.06/hr9.5%
Central Minnesota 2,400$24.05/hr11.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,180$27.51/hr6.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 11,300$26.43/hrN/A
Minnesota 17,110$24.66/hr5.6%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 8,700$35.86/hr13.1%
Helpers--Carpenters 720$17.53/hr9.9%
Sheet Metal Workers 2,550$35.49/hr7.9%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 1,880$31.04/hr9.4%
Carpet Installers 600$27.05/hr8.7%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,000$30.26/hr-0.1%
Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 210$22.23/hr2.9%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers N/AN/AN/A
Mechanical Door Repairers 440$22.68/hr9.7%
Millwrights 880$23.81/hr6.7%

  • Maintain records, document actions, and present written progress reports.
  • Measure materials or distances, using square, measuring tape, or rule to lay out work.
  • Mark cutting lines on materials, using pencil and scriber.
  • 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.
  • Assemble and fasten material together to construct wood or metal framework of structure, using bolts, nails, or screws.
  • Cut or saw boards, timbers, or plywood to required size, using handsaw, power saw, or woodworking machine.
  • Select and order lumber or other required materials.
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.