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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 2014 (data from May 2013)  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
$11.98 $16.26 $24,930 $33,823 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$13.35 $16.36 $27,770 $34,030 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$10.95 $17.24 $22,780 $35,870 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$11.70 $15.88 $24,330 $33,030 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$10.30 $15.55 $21,420 $32,340 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$13.44 $16.89 $27,950 $35,130 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$11.78 $17.14 $24,500 $35,650 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$11.74 $15.70 $24,410 $32,660 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
$9.90 $14.46 $20,600 $30,070 Apprenticeship High school diploma or equivalent None
Utah Statewide $11.47 $16.65 $23,860 $34,640 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
Framer 09/03/2014 Utah 12 20
Building Specialist 01/20/2015 Salt Lake
Carpenter Formsetter - Vernal,UT 01/06/2015 Uintah
Carpenter Formsetter - Fort Duchesne,UT 01/06/2015 Uintah
Carpenter 12/17/2014 Salt Lake 15 17
Finish Carpenter 11/06/2014 Salt Lake 12 14
Carpenter for residential builder 11/12/2014 Summit
Carpenter 12/14/2014 Cache
Installer 12/15/2014 Davis
Carpenter Formsetter 01/21/2015 Salt Lake
Installer 01/21/2015 Salt Lake
Carpenters / Framers 01/20/2015 Salt Lake
Cabinet door maker 01/13/2015 Salt Lake
Remodeling Carpenter 01/07/2015 Weber
Construction Tradesman/Craftsman 01/27/2015 Weber 13 19
Framer with experience 01/22/2015 Utah
Cabinet Builder 01/02/2015 Utah
Finish carpenter / Trim carpenter 12/29/2014 Utah 14 30
Experienced finish carpenter 01/09/2015 Weber
Apprentice Carpenter Job in Salt Lake Ci 01/10/2015 Salt Lake
Carpenter III 01/27/2015 Cache
Window Covering Installer 01/05/2015 Washington 32000 36000
Framing Laborer/Carpenter 01/06/2015 Davis
Journeymen Carpenter Job in Salt Lake Ci 01/10/2015 Salt Lake
Installer 01/08/2015 Utah
Carpenter Apprentice 01/26/2015 Salt Lake 12 12
Framer 01/20/2015 Washington
Framer 01/20/2015 Washington
Truss builder for a swing shift 01/13/2015 Salt Lake
Lead Installer 01/27/2015 Box Elder
Hardwood Floor Installer 01/16/2015 Salt Lake
Carpenter 01/27/2015 Carbon
Carpenters 01/18/2015 Salt Lake
Remodeling Specialists 01/20/2015 Salt Lake 12 15
Builder 01/08/2015 Davis
Framers 01/02/2015 Utah 10 18
Carpenter- Tilt-up 01/14/2015 Salt Lake 16 22
Carpenter Apprentices - Concrete Constru 01/02/2015 Salt Lake
Framer 01/26/2015 Salt Lake 14 25
Finish Carpentry/Framer 01/08/2015 Summit
Cabinet Installer Trainee 01/08/2015 Weber
Woodworker / Cabinet Installer 12/31/2014 Washington 10 20
ASSEMBLE DOOR JAMBS, ATTACH HINGES 01/26/2015 Utah
Carpenter/Door Hardware Installer 01/26/2015 Salt Lake
Cabinetry Worker - Sanding / Finishing 12/30/2014 Utah 9 10
Residential Construction - Builder 09/27/2014 Salt Lake

Education and Training Providers
Carpenters

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