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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 10,130204$32.56/hr$21.57/hr$24.17/hr$30.83/hr$40.08/hr$43.39/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction15,120$29.89/hr
Manufacturing950$22.85/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities150$22.00/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services410$20.61/hr
Education and Health Services180$36.32/hr
Leisure and Hospitality70$28.53/hr
Other Services80$22.25/hr
Public Administration170$33.96/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 260$28.11/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 310$24.01/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 370$23.72/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 400$25.83/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 530$24.36/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 550$28.83/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 590$25.14/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 650$25.83/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 690$23.29/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 730$24.53/hr0.8%
Southwest Minnesota 890$24.41/hr1.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 990$24.01/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 990$26.60/hr1.6%
Northwest Balance of State 1,490$25.00/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,630$25.01/hr3.4%
Central Minnesota 2,360$26.79/hr2.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 10,130$30.83/hr1.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 11,890$30.51/hrN/A
Minnesota 17,190$29.40/hr1.3%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Helpers--Carpenters 190$19.88/hrN/A
Sheet Metal Workers 2,370$30.14/hr4.1%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 1,150$38.29/hr-5.2%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 9,430$37.72/hr4.7%
Carpet Installers 310$25.03/hr-6.8%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,070$29.93/hr3.7%
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic N/AN/A7.4%
Solar Photovoltaic Installers N/AN/AN/A
Mechanical Door Repairers 640$23.16/hrN/A
Millwrights 810$31.90/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.