What Carpenters Do

Carpenters construct, repair, and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials.

Work Environment

Carpenters work indoors and outdoors on many types of construction projects, from installing kitchen cabinets to building highways and bridges.

How to Become a Carpenter

Carpenters typically learn on the job and through apprenticeships.


The median annual wage for carpenters was $49,520 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

Employment of carpenters is projected to show little or no change from 2019 to 2029.

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