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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 four star occupation
An occupation with a four star rating has a good employment outlook and relatively high wages.
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2010-2020 Employment Projections for
Carpenters

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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. Overall job prospects for carpenters should improve over the coming decade as construction activity rebounds from the recent recession. 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. Experienced carpenters should have the best job opportunities. Compared to all occupations, wages for this occupation are average.


Area Name Current Employment Projected Employment Annual %Change Total Annual Openings Star Rating
Utah Statewide 9,120 12,410 3.6 520 4
United States 1,001,700 1,197,600 2 40,830

* 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 2013 (data from May 2012)  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
$12.36 $16.90 $25,702 $35,144 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$12.14 $16.41 $25,260 $34,130 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$11.03 $17.55 $22,940 $36,490 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$10.95 $16.06 $22,770 $33,400 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$13.02 $17.01 $27,090 $35,390 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$12.21 $17.69 $25,400 $36,790 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$8.72 $15.47 $18,140 $32,180 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$8.66 $13.38 $18,020 $27,830 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
United States -- $19.20 -- $39,940 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
Utah Statewide $11.74 $17.07 $24,430 $35,510 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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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
Residential Home Improvement Outside Sal 02/04/2014 Salt Lake
Residential Home Improvement Outside Sal 01/31/2014 Salt Lake
Experienced Framer/Carpenter 01/28/2014 Grand
Installer 01/28/2014 Utah
Carpenters 03/13/2014 Salt Lake
Ceiling Interior 03/11/2014 Weber 9 10
Framer/Carpenter skill level 1 03/25/2014 Davis
Framer/Carpenter skill level 2 03/25/2014 Davis
Commercial Construction Apprentice 03/11/2014 Salt Lake 15 17
Finish Carpenter 03/24/2014 Salt Lake
Siding/Awning Installer 03/26/2014 Washington
Journeyman Carpenter/Concrete Craftsman 03/13/2014 Iron
Carpenters Needed to work in Wells, NV 03/27/2014 Salt Lake 16 20
Carpenter 03/26/2014 Salt Lake
Advanced Carpenter - Full Time / Year Ro 04/20/2014 Summit
Wood Framing/General Carpenter 03/19/2014 Salt Lake 12 16
Plywood Flooring 03/19/2014 Weber 9 10
Final Finish 03/19/2014 Weber 9 10
Door Builder 03/19/2014 Weber 9 10
Custom Closet Installer 03/24/2014 Salt Lake 12 15
Framers 03/24/2014 Washington
Carpentry/siding/raingutter 03/31/2014 Salt Lake 15 20
Interior 03/11/2014 Weber
Doors/Ramp 03/11/2014 Weber 9 10
Residential Construction - Builder 03/21/2014 Salt Lake
Hardwood Floor Installer 03/14/2014 Salt Lake
Wood Framing/General Carpenter 04/01/2014 Salt Lake 12 16
Cabinet Installer 04/01/2014 Utah
Floor Installer 03/03/2014 Utah 11 15
Sanders or Cabinet Assemblers 02/25/2014 Utah 9 14
Carpenters Needed to work in Wells, NV 04/01/2014 Salt Lake 16 20
Journeyman Carpenters - Moab, UT 03/31/2014 Grand
Carpenter 03/28/2014 Salt Lake 10 17
Concrete Carpenters 03/28/2014 Utah
Woodworker 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Truss Builder for SLC Area 03/12/2014 Salt Lake 11 11
Carpentry, Cabinetry & Stair Building 03/12/2014 Iron
Installer 03/18/2014 Davis
Installed Product Specialist 04/05/2014 Utah
Carpenter III 03/05/2014 Weber
Truss Builder for Lindon Area 04/08/2014 Utah 11 11
New Construction Finish Work 04/18/2014 Weber
Remodeling Specialists 04/20/2014 Salt Lake 15 20
Construction Window/Door Installer 04/16/2014 Cache
Carpenter 04/18/2014 Salt Lake 14 18
Framer 04/15/2014 Tooele
Concrete Carpenter/Finisher 04/11/2014 Salt Lake 15 15
Residential Framer 04/03/2014 Weber
Wood Worker 04/08/2014 Utah
Installer / Decor / Sign and graphics 04/08/2014 Salt Lake
Carpenters Needed to work in Wells, NV 04/15/2014 Salt Lake 16 20
Framing Carpenter 04/08/2014 Weber 10 16
residential framer 04/13/2014 Weber
New Construction Framers (Pre-Fabricator 04/07/2014 Salt Lake
Skill Carpenter/ roofer 04/19/2014 Salt Lake
Remodeling Carpenter/Apprentice 04/08/2014 Weber
Experienced Carpenter 04/14/2014 Box Elder
Carpenter 04/09/2014 Davis
door and moulding salesman 04/15/2014 Utah
Carpenters 04/07/2014 Iron 9 16
Finish Work and Cabinet Installer 04/03/2014 Weber
Carpenter Formsetter - Logan,UT 04/18/2014 Cache
Carpenter Formsetter - Vernal,UT 04/18/2014 Uintah
Wood Framing/General Carpenter 04/08/2014 Salt Lake 12 16
Carpenter Apprentice 04/18/2014 Salt Lake
Finish Carpentry Specialist 04/17/2014 Iron
Siding and Raingutter installer 04/11/2014 Cache
Woodworker 04/20/2014 Davis
Carpenters - Rough and some Finish 04/17/2014 Salt Lake 16 20
Finish Carpenter 04/17/2014 Salt Lake
Residential Builder 04/03/2014 Weber
GENERAL CARPENTER 04/03/2014 Utah
Carpenter 04/03/2014 Wasatch
Concrete Carpenters 04/15/2014 Salt Lake 13 18
Finish Carpenter/Carpenter 04/07/2014 Salt Lake
Commercial Metal Stud Framers 04/09/2014 Weber
Finish Carpenter- GREAT COMPANY! 04/17/2014 Salt Lake

Education and Training Providers
Carpenters

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