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Carpenter Job Overview

Working as a carpenter involves working directly with other members of the construction team to build sturdy and stable buildings for residential, commercial and industrial use. However, successful carpenters must also have strong skills in math, since they estimate and measure to ensure proper dimensions on many aspects of their projects. They also work with blueprints, so those interested should learn to read these complex documents. Those who are learning the trade can work as apprentice carpenters, while more experienced employees can oversee others by working in carpenter supervisor positions. Supervisors sign off on projects, so experience is a must.

Carpenter Job Education Requirements

Most carpenter jobs require at least a high school diploma. Some positions require that applicants complete an apprenticeship program under an experienced carpenter, while others offer on-the-job training for those who have never worked in the field. Those who choose to complete an apprenticeship will receive valuable training and education from the master carpenter, so it is a great option for candidates who want to learn more. Carpenters work in a variety of construction fields, including construction of bridges, highways, stairways, building and installing cabinetry and more.

Carpenter Job Market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a growth of 24 percent in carpentry jobs by the year 2022, which is a substantially higher growth rate than the national average for job growth. The main reason for this large increase in job availability is the growth of new construction and renovation of residential properties around the country. Additionally, carpenters work closely with civil engineers on the always-expanding road and bridge construction and repair. Another reason for the increase is due to the strenuous physical labor which appeals to a smaller section of the work force. Carpenters also have higher rates of injury than the national average.

Carpenter Job Salary Information

The median annual salary for carpenters in 2012 was $39,940, which translates to an hourly wage of $19.20. This is slightly higher than similar jobs that don’t require degrees, so it is a great career path for candidates who want to start working as soon as they complete high school. Carpenters who earn the highest wages tend to work for the video and motion picture industries. There are also specific metropolitan areas where carpenters receive higher pay, such as Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa, California and Honolulu, Hawaii. Those earning the highest wages made about $72,580.

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Applicant must have 24 years continuous experience as carpenter or carpenters helper. Must have minimum required hand tools. Must be able to measure accurately, read, write and do simple math. 24 Month Experience 12 Years Education Must Be At Least 18 Years Old Must Have Valid Class C Drivers License Preferred Skills None Given Job Description Perform tasks as assigned by lead carpenter. May ...
Salary Range: Negotiable Contact: ***** Phone: 800-878-9265 SEMA has immediate openings for Carpenters and a Carpenter Foreman for bridge construction in Aurora, Nebraska. Applicant must be experienced and self-motivated. To apply, please respond with your resume via email to *****, or fax to 303-627-7533, or mail to SEMA Construction, Inc. 7353 S. Eagle ...
Craigs list Dallas, TX
CL dallas > dallas > jobs > skilled trades/artisan post [ account ] 0 favorites0 — — — reply xprohibited[?] Posted: 2015-01-15 10:46am ◀ prev▲ next ▶ CARPENTER/CARPENTERS (DFW) compensation: 18.00 + per hour Carpenters, Experienced. Must have years of experience as a Carpenter, Remodeler. Seeking someone that can take charge of any job. We are a residential and commercial remodel co...
Hiring department Fac Operations & Maint Monthly salary $2,281+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Variable Posting number 15-01-12-01-5235 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date 01/26/2015 Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes 40 hours...
National Construction Workforce (NCW) is currently seeking Journeyman Form Carpenters and helpers in the Oxford, MS area. Our Company offers full benefits (Health Insurance, 401 K, Paid Vacation/Holidays). The requirements for these positions are as followed: -Must have Form Experience -Hospital experience is preferred -Helpers should have some Carpentry experience -Must be willing to submit t...
National Construction Workforce (NCW) is currently seeking Journeyman Form Carpenters and helpers in the Savannah, GA area. Our Company offers full benefits (Health Insurance, 401 K, Paid Vacation/Holidays). The requirements for these positions are as followed: -Must have Form Experience -Hospital experience is preferred -Helpers should have some Carpentry experience -Must be willing to submit...
Woodsman Construction L.L.C. Houston, TX
Carpenter and Lead Carpenter to build pergolas, gazebos, wooden bridges, decorative timber trusses and other wooden timber structures in the Houston metro area. Applicants must have advanced tool handling skills, roof construction experience and broad knowledge of wooden construction techniques. Experience in large timber joinery or timber framing is desirable. We build complicated cedar structure...
Carpenter and Lead Carpenter to build pergolas, gazebos, wooden bridges, decorative timber trusses and other wooden timber structures in the Houston metro area. Applicants must have advanced tool handling skills, roof construction experience and broad knowledge of wooden construction techniques. Experience in large timber joinery or timber framing is desirable. We build complicated cedar structure...
Nu-Face of PA Mechanicsburg, PA
Seeking Experienced Jack of All Trades for Full Service Home Improvement and Building Company We are looking for quality oriented tradesman who are looking for a home not only to build but to become a part of, looking for an individual or team that are the person(s) who can do it all, and do it well, and work with enough positive energy that whether its a bathroom or building a cabinet for a cust...
Carpenter and Carpenter Helpers Needed $12 to $17 an hour based on experience Mon - Fri Shift starts at 7am however Currently working 10 plus hours of overtime Full benefits once hired on fulltime Wide range of duties include but not limited to: Cleaning the warehouse Packing product Building and assisting others in crate building that can range up to 40' in length. This also applies to sk...
We are hiring an Equipment Operator for work in Nashville and surrounding areas. Machines include backhoe, trachoe, loader, dozer, bobcat, etc. Must be drug/background free and have dependable transportation and basic hand tools. Candidates need to provide their own transportation, appropriate tools, references, and a verifiable work history. CLP employees enjoy a benefits package that includes: ...
Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Inc Kirkland, WA, 98033
A well established East side company has an urgent need to add a service carpenter to their permanent staff. If you are a customer service oriented jack of all trades this would be a great opportunity. This reputable company offers competitive pay, gas reimbursement, and cell phone. If you have: • All around carpentry skills and knowledge. • Basic plumbing HVAC and electrical knowledge. • Reli...
Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Inc Seattle, WA, 98115
**********JOB DESCRIPTION************** 2-3 years apprentice carpenter with some framing skills. Character and attitude are important as this person will become a permanent part of Woodcrafters. ************JOB REQUIREMENTS*********** PPE, hand tools, skill saw, drill gun. Carpenter,Carpenters,Journeyman Carpenter,Carpenters and Helper,Finish Carpenters...
CLP, a True Blue Company, has immediate, long term work for Journeyman-level Carpenters. If you have worked for 7 years as a Carpenter, residential and/or commercial, and your experience includes crown and base moldings, window and door trim, cabinets, stairs, railings, etc., we'd like to talk with you. We also have openings for apprentice-level carpenters. Much of our work is in high-end reside...
Carpenters for high end residential remodeling projects; frame and finish. Zip Code: 94122 Carpenter,Carpenters,Journeyman Carpenter,Carpenters and Helper,Finish Carpenters...
Immediate need for Commercial Carpenters and Helpers to complete local commercial projects. Duties include concete form work metal/wood framing, drywall hanging, and various trim/finish work. Candidates need to provide their own transportation, appropriate tools, references, and a verifiable work history. CLP employees enjoy a benefits package that includes: ? Group insurance plan ? 401(k) ret...
Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Inc Seattle, WA, 98108
The 2014 construction season for the Puget Sound region has taken off and is rocking. We have several clients needing to add Bags-on Site Supervisors to their permanent staff. If you have commercial, or residential experience, backed with exceptional all around carpentry skills, have managed sites or projects from the ground up, and are ready for a career not just a job, please apply today. We hav...
construction Established local remodeling contractor seeking well qualified: *construction supervisor *salesman *carpenters *laborers Must have minimum 5 yrs experience in their field of expertise, valid drivers license and transportation. Fax resume to 901-328-1539 or call 901-367-1181. Posting provided by:...
CARPENTER Greater Dayton Construction is seeking qualified Carpenters for our Residential Remodeling Division. Must be proficient with trim work including cabinets, doors, windows; ceramic tile skills are a plus. Seven plus years of experience with good customer service skills along with quality work results are vital. This is a full-time position that requires applicants to have their own tools,...
Build Your Career in the Housing Industry Immediate Openings in Bismarck • Delivery & Set Up Driver Deliver & set up manufactured and modular homes. CDL Class A required. • Delivery Set Up Laborer Deliver & set up of manufactured & modular homes. Will train. • Warranty Service Technician Experience in carpentry, tape & texture, and plumbing. • Tape & Texture Trim Carpenter Tape & texturing along w...

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Education / Training

High School
28.5%
Some College Coursework Completed
23.8%
Bachelor's
16.3%
Associates
13%
Vocational
9.6%
Certification
5.9%
Some High School Coursework
2.1%
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