At-A-Glance

Median Pay*
$46,160.00 per year
Employment Change, 2017-2022*
270
Number of Jobs, 2016*
780
Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience
None
On-the-job Training
Apprenticeship
Job Outlook, 2017-2022*
20.3 %

*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.

Job Outlook
Percent change in employment, projected 2017-2022
Carpenters
20.3%
All Occupations
18.26%
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.
Work Environment
Although most carpenters learn their trade through an apprenticeship, some learn on the job, starting as a helper.
Similar Occupations
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of Carpenters with similar occupations.
SOURCE:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition and ONETOnline