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Occupational Employment Statistics


51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products. Excludes “Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-7040).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 21028$21.97/hr$18.30/hr$19.08/hr$22.32/hr$24.02/hr$25.44/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities150$19.75/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$24.19/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$23.16/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$23.16/hr0.0%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$18.91/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$19.65/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 110$18.55/hr14.7%
Rochester MN MSA 130$21.62/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 180$22.38/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 180$23.20/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 210$22.32/hr12.2%
Southwest Balance of State 240$19.96/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 300$21.62/hr4.5%
St Cloud MN MSA 410$20.39/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 1,190$22.73/hr6.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,260$23.42/hr10.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,930$23.42/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,140$22.73/hr8.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Sheet Metal Workers 2,370$30.14/hr4.1%
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 200$23.29/hr-5.3%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 10,780$25.03/hr7.7%
Machinists 12,810$25.70/hr6.9%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 1,570$21.20/hrN/A
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130$18.75/hr-11.1%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,950$22.80/hr-2.3%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 390$21.58/hr6.6%
Boilermakers 90$46.62/hr0.8%
Upholsterers 170$21.56/hrN/A

  • Establish the specifications of articles to be constructed or repaired or plan the methods or operations for shaping or assembling parts, based on blueprints, drawings, diagrams, or oral or written instructions.
  • Trim, sand, or scrape surfaces or joints to prepare articles for finishing.
  • Attach parts or subassemblies together to form completed units, using glue, dowels, nails, screws, or clamps.
  • Match materials for color, grain, or texture, giving attention to knots or other features of the wood.
  • Cut timber to the right size and shape and trim parts of joints to ensure a snug fit, using hand tools, such as planes, chisels, or wood files.
  • Set up or operate machines, including power saws, jointers, mortisers, tenoners, molders, or shapers, to cut, mold, or shape woodstock or wood substitutes.
  • Estimate the amounts, types, or costs of needed materials.
  • Program computers to operate machinery.
  • Perform final touch-ups with sandpaper or steel wool.
  • Produce or assemble components of articles, such as store fixtures, office equipment, cabinets, or high-grade furniture.