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Carpenters

in Massachusetts

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

Occupation Projection for Carpenters

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
472031  Carpenters 26,334 28,482 2,148 8.16 % 942 1,523 215 2,680 High school diploma or equivalent 

Carpenters Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    15,480  59 % 16,940  59 % 1,460  9 % $60,000
Construction of Buildings    8,220  31 % 8,930  31 % 710  9 % $58,620
Specialty Trade Contractors    7,050  27 % 7,780  27 % 730  10 % $61,140
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    410  2 % 440  2 % 30  7 % $71,940
Administrative and Support Services    360  1 % 370  1 % 10  5 % $71,440
Educational Services    240  1 % 260  1 % 20  12 % $64,040
Educational Services    240  1 % 260  1 % 20  12 % $64,040
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    210  1 % 230  1 % 20  6 % $74,130
Health Care and Social Assistance    190  1 % 200  1 % 10  7 % $62,260
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    170  1 % 180  1 % 10  5 % $62,290
Hospitals    160  1 % 160  1 % 0  5 % $65,680
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing    130  0 % 130  0 % 0  2 % $73,470
Real Estate    130  0 % 130  0 % 0  4 % $43,300
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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