Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (51-7011)

Occupation description:  Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products. Excludes Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-7040).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3844 15.81 01
United States 98,10099,300 1.3130 790920

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 16.7310.2312.46 15.8919.8824.75
Alaska 21.5212.6416.70 21.3625.4930.43
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.1212.1515.76 19.7123.1432.44

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
9920 20.232.9 19.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation13
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 105
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 52.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Furniture and Cabinet Maker