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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; 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
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 2162 2467 14.11 72 167 270
United States 1006500 1086600 0.0 32700 75600 116300
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 26.06 15.00 18.38 23.81 31.00 42.02
Alaska 31.75 21.22 25.70 30.61 36.56 40.62
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.12 21.51 25.78 32.28 37.70 44.64
Fairbanks North Star Borough 32.68 17.08 22.33 33.03 37.49 41.36
Balance of State 29.48 22.28 25.93 28.97 33.33 38.68

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.