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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 98069$22.20/hr$18.85/hr$19.11/hr$19.52/hr$24.87/hr$25.94/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities20$24.56/hr
Professional and Business Services30$18.85/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$19.07/hr0.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$18.74/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$19.35/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$19.46/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 70$23.67/hr14.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$19.54/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 80$24.66/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 140$19.78/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 150$19.39/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 180$19.43/hr12.2%
Southwest Balance of State 190$19.78/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 220$23.38/hr4.5%
St Cloud MN MSA 300$18.37/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 910$19.21/hr6.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 980$19.52/hr10.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,500$19.41/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,410$19.39/hr8.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Sheet Metal Workers 2,910$31.63/hr4.1%
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 30$24.77/hr-5.3%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 10,120$24.65/hr7.7%
Machinists 10,540$25.35/hr6.9%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 1,910$20.53/hrN/A
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140$17.99/hr-11.1%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,170$19.54/hr-2.3%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 380$19.35/hr6.6%
Boilermakers 40$49.51/hr0.8%
Upholsterers 290$19.54/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.