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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 310100$17.96/hr$11.69/hr$14.47/hr$18.10/hr$21.62/hr$24.26/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services230$18.53/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$18.50/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$16.72/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$20.14/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$19.53/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$17.79/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 100$21.94/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 100$16.48/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 180$17.93/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 210$20.43/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 230$21.67/hr-9.2%
Northwest Balance of State 260$17.97/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 300$17.99/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 310$18.10/hr-17.7%
St Cloud MN MSA 360$20.01/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 880$19.80/hr9.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,690$20.82/hr1.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,930$20.46/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,120$19.99/hr3.1%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Patternmakers, Wood N/AN/AN/A
Sheet Metal Workers 2,550$35.49/hr7.9%
Machinists 12,870$24.34/hr5.5%
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 230$17.46/hr-4.7%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 9,410$21.65/hr6.8%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing N/A$17.07/hrN/A
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,610$21.10/hr-4.0%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 770$16.98/hr4.4%
Boilermakers 30$31.49/hrN/A
Upholsterers N/A$19.25/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.
  • 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.
  • Reinforce joints with nails or other fasteners to prepare articles for finishing.
  • Produce or assemble components of articles, such as store fixtures, office equipment, cabinets, or high-grade furniture.