Helpers--Carpenters (47-3012)

Occupation description:  Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist carpenters are classified under Construction Laborers (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 343359 4.715 3451
United States 36,70041,400 12.81,600 3,8005,870

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 16.2610.8912.95 15.8918.7022.88
Alaska 17.9312.6414.20 17.7821.9523.99
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 17.2212.4413.59 15.5621.7123.91
Balance of State 19.6413.3616.72 20.2622.7924.30

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
528113 21.421.4 14.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation191
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation16
UI claimants previously working in occupation120
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 446
Number of job position postings 11
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 40.5

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

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)

Alaska Carpenters Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Scaffold Erector

American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
Fall Protection

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Scaffold Safety and Fall Protection Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Scaffolding I Endorsement

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Fall Protection Authorized User

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection