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Estimated employment6,100
Mean wage25.06
Entry wage16.49
10th percentile wage15.07
50th percentile wage23.60
90th percentile wage35.21
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Construction4,64076.2%
Manufacturing73012.0%
Education and Health Services2203.6%
Public Adminsitration901.4%
Leisure and Hospitality801.4%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration9026.88
Education and Health Services22026.72
Construction4,64025.34
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities24.97
Leisure and Hospitality8024.79
Carpenters (47-2031)
Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. Include brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways to control the proper circulation of air through the passageways and to the working places.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$25.06 $25.78  -$0.72
2013$25.01+.2%$25.74 +.2%-$0.72
2012$24.63+1.5%$25.35 +1.5%-$0.71
2011$24.42+.9%$25.13 +.9%-$0.71
2010$24.06+1.5%$24.76 +1.5%-$0.69
2009$23.79+1.2%$24.48 +1.2%-$0.69
2008$23.54+1.1%$24.22 +1.1%-$0.68
2007$22.75+3.4%$23.42 +3.4%-$0.66
2006$21.89+4.0%$22.53 +4.0%-$0.63
2005$21.11+3.7%$21.72 +3.7%-$0.61
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$25.06 $26.43  -$1.37
2013$25.01+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$1.34
2012$24.63+1.5%$25.83 +2.1%-$1.19
2011$24.42+.9%$25.38 +1.7%-$0.96
2010$24.06+1.5%$24.99 +1.6%-$0.92
2009$23.79+1.2%$24.57 +1.7%-$0.77
2008$23.54+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%-$0.69
2007$22.75+3.4%$23.61 +2.6%-$0.85
2006$21.89+4.0%$22.86 +3.3%-$0.97
2005$21.11+3.7%$22.15 +3.2%-$1.04

Note:The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
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