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Utah Occupational Report for
Carpenters

Occupational Code:  47-2031


Report Contents
Occupation Description Star Rating
Employment Projections Occupation Wages
License Information Related Occupations
Skills Industries and Employers
Schools and Training Providers Current Job Openings


Occupational Description for
Carpenters

Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways



Statewide Star Rating for
Carpenters

This is a three star occupation
An occupation with a three star rating has a moderate to strong employment outlook and low to moderate wages
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2012-2022 Employment Projections for
Carpenters

This occupation is expected to experience much faster than average employment growth with a high volume of annual job openings. Business expansion, as opposed to the need for replacements, will provide the majority of job openings in the coming decade. Employment of carpenters, like that of many other construction workers, is sensitive to fluctuations in the economy. On the one hand, workers in these trades may experience periods of unemployment when the overall level of construction falls. On the other hand, peak periods of building activity may produce shortages of carpenters. Compared to all occupations, wages for this occupation are below average.


Area Name Current Employment Projected Employment Annual %Change Total Annual Openings Star Rating
550 750 3.6 30 4
90 110 2.3 -- 4
680 950 4 40 4
1,920 2,710 4.1 100 3
2,070 3,100 4.9 130 4
4,940 6,370 2.9 200 3
200 340 6.8 20 5
610 1,040 6.9 50 4
Utah Statewide 11,070 15,360 3.9 570 3
United States 901,200 1,119,400 2.4 32,920

* Due to rounding and because projections are made separately for each area and the state, figures for all areas will probably not add up to the state total. In addition, star ratings are applied differently to each area.




Occupational Wages-Published April 2015 (data from May 2014)  for
Carpenters


This is the wage of the absolute middle worker in the occupation. In other words, if there were 100 workers in the occupation and we ranked the wages from low to high, the median would be the wage of the 50th worker. Thus, one-half of the workers earned wages below the median and one-half of the workers earned wages above the median.

The wage for new workers entering the occupation. Because they lack experience and/or skilled training, new workers are not offered, or paid, the"average wage" for an occupation. The estimated "Inexperienced wage" is an indicator of what the new, inexperienced worker might expect from the employer. It reflects the average of the wage estimates of the bottom third of the wages of the workers in the scope of the survey for the occupation.

This is the wage of the absolute middle worker in the occupation. In other words, if there were 100 workers in the occupation and we ranked the wages from low to high, the median would be the wage of the 50th worker. Thus, one-half of the workers earned wages below the median and one-half of the workers earned wages above the median.

Training describes the education/experience requirements most commonly used by workers to obtain the occupational skills necessary to function in any given occupation. Usually, the higher the skill level required by an occupation the higher the level of education experience necessary.

Area Name Hourly Inexperienced Hourly Median Annual Inexperienced Annual Median On the job Training Education Experience
$10.98 $14.89 $22,833 $30,972 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$11.30 $16.87 $23,510 $35,100 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$10.94 $15.57 $22,760 $32,390 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$14.34 $17.48 $29,820 $36,350 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$12.84 $17.91 $26,710 $37,250 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$11.57 $15.96 $24,070 $33,200 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$10.76 $15.97 $22,390 $33,210 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
United States -- $19.63 -- $40,820 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
Utah Statewide $12.11 $17.04 $25,180 $35,440 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None

* Indicates that Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.
** This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.



Utah License Information for
Carpenters


Utah State license information is not available for this occupation.


Related Occupations for
Carpenters
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(Transferrable Skills Explorer)

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Helpers--Carpenters
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
Stonemasons
Tile and Marble Setters

Industries and Employers
Carpenters

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Occupational Skills Information  for
Carpenters

Construction Carpenters
# Importance* Skill Description
53
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
50
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
50
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
47
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
47
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
47
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
47
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
47
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
47
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
47
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
*Importance is on a scale of 1 - 100.
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Rough Carpenters
# Importance* Skill Description
56
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
53
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
53
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
53
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
53
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
53
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
53
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
50
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
50
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
47
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
*Importance is on a scale of 1 - 100.
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Current Job Openings for
Carpenters

Job Title Date Posted Location Minimum Salary Maximum Salary
Carpenter Journeyman 05/28/2016 Cache
Carpenter 05/27/2016 Cache 16
Crating/Framing Positions-Available Now! 05/27/2016 Utah 13 14
Truss Builder 05/27/2016 Salt Lake 12 13
Finish Carpenter 05/26/2016 Utah 14 14
Woodworking - Finish 05/26/2016 Salt Lake 12
Pallet Builder (Piece Rate, $10 - $18 +) 05/26/2016 Salt Lake
Carpenter Apprentice 05/25/2016 Salt Lake
Veneer Panel Craftsman 05/24/2016 Salt Lake
Door Builder 05/24/2016 Utah 11 15
Apprentice Carpenter 05/24/2016 Utah
Cabinetry Builder 05/24/2016 Weber 10 12
Framer / Truss / Panel Assembly - SLC 05/24/2016 Salt Lake 11 13
Carpenter/Finish Carpenter 05/24/2016 Salt Lake
Installer 05/24/2016 Salt Lake
Apprentice Carpenter 05/23/2016 Utah
Truss Builder, Framer, Roofer - Ogden 05/23/2016 Weber 9.5 10
Carpenter/Framer 05/20/2016 Weber 15
Window and Door Installers 05/20/2016 Salt Lake
Framer 05/19/2016 Salt Lake
FINISHED CARPENTER 05/19/2016 Salt Lake 10 20
Carpenter 05/19/2016 Salt Lake 20 20
Installer 05/19/2016 Davis
Skid Builder 05/19/2016 Weber
Carpenter 05/18/2016 Garfield
Framers 05/18/2016 Salt Lake 13 18
Carpenter 05/18/2016 Iron
Door Builder 05/18/2016 Utah 11 15
Cabinetry Builder 05/18/2016 Weber 10 12
Cabinet Installer Trainee 05/17/2016 Washington 12 15
Journeyman Rough Carpenter 05/17/2016 Utah
ASSEMBLE DOOR JAMBS, ATTACH HINGES 05/17/2016 Utah 10 12
Journeyman Rough Carpenter 05/16/2016 Utah
Framer 05/16/2016 Salt Lake
Floor Installer 05/16/2016 Summit 13 15
Timber Framer 05/14/2016 Wasatch
Carpenter 05/14/2016 Wasatch
Custom Cabinet Installer ($11-$16 DOE) 05/13/2016 Salt Lake 11 16
Framer 05/13/2016 Salt Lake
Custom Cabinet Installer ($11-$16 DOE) 05/13/2016 Davis 11 16
Framer 05/13/2016 Weber
Siding Installer 05/13/2016 Iron
Siding Installer 05/13/2016 Washington
Framing/ Construction 05/12/2016 Salt Lake
Framing/ Construction 05/12/2016 Washington
Journeyman Carpenter 05/12/2016 Salt Lake
Woodworkers 05/12/2016 Salt Lake
Carpenter Formsetter 05/11/2016 Salt Lake
Residential Framers 05/11/2016 Utah
Framers 05/11/2016 Salt Lake 11 17
Interior Trim Installers 05/10/2016 Davis
Framers (Woodland Hills) 05/10/2016 Utah 20
Framers (Vernal) 05/10/2016 Uintah 20
Cabinet Installer 05/10/2016 Cache 10 16
Remodeling Carpenter 05/09/2016 Weber 12 17
Siding Installer 05/09/2016 Salt Lake 45000 60000
Experienced Framers Wanted 05/09/2016 Wasatch 15 22
Lead Installer 05/06/2016 Salt Lake 22
Exp Framers needed 05/05/2016 Utah 10 20
Carpenters 05/05/2016 Weber
Finish Carpenter 05/05/2016 Weber
Cabinet Installer 05/05/2016 Utah 40000 80000
Raingutter Installer 05/03/2016 Salt Lake
Lead Man/ Carpenter 05/03/2016 Salt Lake 20 25
CUSTOM CABINET INSTALLER 05/03/2016 Salt Lake 20 25
Carpentry 05/03/2016 Salt Lake
Custom wood door builder 05/02/2016 Utah
Custom wood door builder 05/02/2016 Utah
Siding Installer 05/02/2016 Salt Lake 13 13
Commercial Installer 05/02/2016 Washington
Carpenters 05/01/2016 Salt Lake
Framer 04/29/2016 Weber 12
Finish Carpenter 04/29/2016 Cache 15 16
Residential Wood Framer 04/26/2016 Salt Lake
Residential Construction - Builder 04/26/2016 Salt Lake
Framer 04/18/2016 Cache 9
FRAMING AND CARPENTRY 04/13/2016 Utah 9 15
Woodworker 04/12/2016 Tooele
Installer, Carpenter, Stucco 04/08/2016 Utah 15 25
Framer & Laborer 04/04/2016 Utah 14 30
Carpenter Apprentices - Concrete Constru 03/31/2016 Salt Lake
Journeyman Concrete Form Carpenter 03/29/2016 Cache 16 23
Carpenter(OGDEN SS) 03/29/2016 Weber 15 17
Cabinet Installer 03/24/2016 Salt Lake
Carpenters 03/23/2016 Salt Lake 18 18
EXPERIENCED CARPENTER/FINISH CARPENTER 03/21/2016 Iron 18 18
Wood Cabinet Assembler 03/17/2016 Salt Lake 12 12
Builders 03/17/2016 Salt Lake 12 12
Wood Work Finishers 03/17/2016 Salt Lake 12 12
Installer/ Lead Installer 03/14/2016 Davis 30000 50000
Window Lead Installer 03/11/2016 Salt Lake
In-Home Custom Window Consultant - River 03/08/2016 Weber
Experienced Framers 03/08/2016 Weber
Construction/Installer/Insulation 02/03/2016 Utah
Scaffold Specialist 01/16/2016 Salt Lake
Wood Finishing Operator 08/28/2015 Summit

Education and Training Providers
Carpenters

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