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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
Compare These Occupations
(Transferrable Skills Explorer)

Brickmasons and Blockmasons
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
Carpenters
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
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.
See for further information.

Current Job Openings for
Carpenters

Job Title Date Posted Location Minimum Salary Maximum Salary
Residential Construction - Builder 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Lead Installer 03/11/2015 Davis 18 20
Cabinet Installer 06/08/2015 Utah
Installer 06/24/2015 Salt Lake
Recreation Construction Installer 06/01/2015 Davis
Carpenter 06/23/2015 Cache 18 20
Carpenter 07/12/2015 Davis 14 20
Carpenter Apprentices - Concrete Constru 06/30/2015 Salt Lake
Finish Carpenter 07/09/2015 Salt Lake
Framer 06/03/2015 Utah
Experienced Carpenters 07/07/2015 Box Elder
European Style Cabinet Installer 06/09/2015 Utah
INSTALLER FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT PRODUCTS 06/15/2015 Utah
Carpenter 06/20/2015 Iron
Epic Optime Builder 07/21/2015 Utah
Epic Optime Builder 07/21/2015 Salt Lake
CABINET INSTALLER 08/24/2015 Utah 12 25
WANTED: Carpenter/ Remodeler / Handyman 08/19/2015 Salt Lake
CABINET INSTALLER 08/03/2015 Davis
Framers 07/29/2015 Salt Lake 13 16
Framer 08/03/2015 Salt Lake
Carpenter - Journeyman 08/20/2015 Uintah 18 25
FRAMER 08/20/2015 Weber
Experienced Framers Needed 08/19/2015 Utah 12 20
carpenter 08/21/2015 Sevier
Counter Top 08/11/2015 Salt Lake
Construction apprentice 08/11/2015 Utah
Carpenter/Carpentry Apprentice 08/19/2015 Cache
Carpenter Journeyman 08/19/2015 Utah
Journeyman Trim Carpenter 08/26/2015 Utah
Counter Top Installer 08/05/2015 Cache
Framer 07/29/2015 Washington
Installer apprentice 08/03/2015 Salt Lake 14
Carpenter-Finish 08/05/2015 Utah
Carpenter Journeyman 08/17/2015 Utah
Framing Crews / Framers Needed 08/12/2015 Salt Lake 11 18
Wanted: Remodeler 08/20/2015 Salt Lake
carpenter 08/21/2015 Sevier
Finish Carpenter 08/18/2015 Salt Lake
Custom wood door builder 07/29/2015 Utah
Finish Carpenter/Handyman 08/24/2015 Salt Lake
residential framer 07/29/2015 Weber
Frame Maker 08/26/2015 Washington
General Carpenter 08/07/2015 Salt Lake 18 18
Framer/Carpenter 08/18/2015 Weber
Pallet Builder 08/27/2015 Salt Lake
Siding & Gutter Installer 08/25/2015 Salt Lake
Carpenter 08/12/2015 Cache
Framing Specialist 08/23/2015 Iron
Framer / Truss / Panel Assembly 08/25/2015 Salt Lake 11 14
Finish Carpenter / Crew Lead 08/01/2015 Salt Lake 18 20
Installer 08/22/2015 Davis
Trim Carpenter 08/03/2015 Utah
Installer 08/03/2015 Salt Lake
Journeyman Trim Carpenter 08/25/2015 Utah
CARPENTERS FOR FINISH WORK AND SIDING 08/13/2015 Salt Lake
Journeyman Carpenter 07/30/2015 Weber
Lead Installer 08/03/2015 Salt Lake 18
Carpenter 08/20/2015 Utah
Window covering installer 08/24/2015 Washington
Trim Carpenter 08/04/2015 Utah
Installer 08/26/2015 Washington
Framer 08/19/2015 Juab
Interior Trim & Door Specialist 08/18/2015 Salt Lake
Hardwood Floor Installer 08/20/2015 Salt Lake
Framers 08/14/2015 Salt Lake 10 25
Carpenters 08/25/2015 Salt Lake
Framer 07/16/2015 Weber
Truss Builder 08/25/2015 Washington
Scaffold Builders 08/21/2015 Davis
Scaffold Builder Helper 08/21/2015 Davis
Carpenter 08/15/2015 Weber
Cabinetry Builder 08/27/2015 Weber
Installer 07/29/2015 Salt Lake
Carpenters 08/07/2015 Iron 9 16
Finish Carpenters 08/21/2015 Salt Lake
Carpenters 08/21/2015 Utah
EXP REMODELING HOMES/APTS? CONSTRUCTION 08/13/2015 Salt Lake
Carpentry 08/25/2015 Salt Lake
Framing Carpenter 08/02/2015 Davis 14 20
Cabinet Installer 08/27/2015 Wasatch
Cabinet Installer 08/19/2015 Washington
Framers 08/17/2015 Utah 9
Experienced Finish Carpenter 08/26/2015 Salt Lake 14 18
Installer 07/28/2015 Weber 10
Framer with experience 08/04/2015 Utah
Experienced Finish Carpenter 08/01/2015 Salt Lake 14 18
Finish Carpenter 08/26/2015 Cache
Wooden Crate Builder 08/17/2015 Utah 12 12
Installer 08/22/2015 Utah
Framer with experience 08/04/2015 Utah
Framer with experience 08/04/2015 Utah

Education and Training Providers
Carpenters

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