$46,160.00 per year
Employment Change, 2017-2022*
Number of Jobs, 2016*
High school diploma or equivalent
Job Outlook, 2017-2022*
*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.
Percent change in employment, projected 2017-2022
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the Targeted Occupations List for Southeast Texas
What Carpenters Do
Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, rafters, and bridge supports—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.
Although most carpenters learn their trade through an apprenticeship, some learn on the job, starting as a helper.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition and ONETOnline