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
Southeast Minnesota 1,360166$25.65/hr$17.10/hr$20.30/hr$24.75/hr$29.85/hr$35.80/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities170$22.85/hr
Financial Activities30$24.80/hr
Professional and Business Services300$21.40/hr
Education and Health Services270$31.86/hr
Leisure and Hospitality90$22.92/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/A$29.91/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 250$19.90/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 290$24.17/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 350$24.88/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 390$25.52/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 610$24.92/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 680$25.68/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 830$24.20/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 880$20.00/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 890$24.40/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 970$24.49/hr-4.3%
Southwest Balance of State 990$20.46/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,360$24.75/hr-4.0%
Southwest Minnesota 1,390$22.49/hr6.4%
Northwest Balance of State 1,580$19.53/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,630$19.46/hr9.5%
Central Minnesota 2,020$25.74/hr11.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 10,190$30.29/hr6.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 12,360$29.49/hrN/A
Minnesota 18,330$26.43/hr5.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 9,950$36.21/hr13.1%
Helpers--Carpenters 490$17.34/hr9.9%
Sheet Metal Workers 2,860$30.16/hr7.9%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 2,150$31.45/hr9.4%
Carpet Installers 670$29.13/hr8.7%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,070$32.59/hr-0.1%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic N/A$21.44/hr2.9%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers N/AN/AN/A
Mechanical Door Repairers 540$20.01/hr9.7%
Millwrights 1,090$27.14/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.