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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
Northwest Minnesota 1,53062$28.16/hr$18.46/hr$23.93/hr$28.67/hr$30.91/hr$38.08/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities160$25.81/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services380$24.00/hr
Education and Health Services190$37.99/hr
Leisure and Hospitality50$25.02/hr
Other Services80$22.82/hr
Public Administration160$36.38/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 230$30.11/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 330$26.46/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 350$25.34/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 420$28.06/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 480$30.97/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 540$28.08/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 550$27.58/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 610$28.91/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 660$29.24/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 710$28.78/hr0.8%
Southwest Minnesota 760$27.71/hr1.7%
Southeast Minnesota 920$30.02/hr1.6%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 990$27.50/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 1,370$27.97/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,530$28.67/hr3.4%
Central Minnesota 2,180$29.74/hr2.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,620$37.34/hr1.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 11,190$35.11/hrN/A
Minnesota 16,240$30.91/hr1.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Sheet Metal Workers 2,600$28.56/hr4.1%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 1,310$40.81/hr-5.2%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 10,100$39.43/hr4.7%
Carpet Installers 230$34.28/hr-6.8%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 680$30.23/hr3.7%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic N/A$42.95/hrN/A
Solar Photovoltaic Installers N/AN/AN/A
Mechanical Door Repairers 710$24.22/hrN/A
Millwrights 600$31.96/hr6.2%
Boilermakers 90$47.46/hr0.8%

  • 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.