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How much do carpenters make?

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how-much-do-carpenters-makeFrom creating kitchen cabinets to installing walls and doors, the construction of a house or building or remodeling of its interior spaces could not be finished without e skill and knowledge of a carpenter. Being a carpenter is a a physically demanding profession, with relatively great pay considering the fact that only a high school diploma is needed to enter a three-to-four-year apprenticeship program which will teach you the tricks of the trade. Industry projections also show that employment prospects are amazing for those wishing to enter this profession in the the next couple of years. So how much do carpenters make exactly?
The average carpenter has a salary of $40,500 a year ($19.47 an hour). The top 10% of carpenters make $73,100, while the bottom 10% still brings in $25,120 annually.
The Typical Starting Salary of a Carpenters apprenticeship
Carpenters bring an interest in building things to their occupations. Some apprentice carpenters get a start working with general construction contractors, where they learn to install windows, doors, ceilings and kitchen cabinets. Some carpenters specialize in just one or two things, like the framing for buildings or molds for concrete. Most carpenters develop their abilities through an apprenticeship plan that lasts from three to four years. Their salary increases, as more experience is gained by trainees.
Wages
The starting salary for apprentices is commonly between 30 and 50 percent of the wage seasoned carpenters make, based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. As of May 2011, carpenters made a mean of $44,330 annually, or $21.31 per hour.
Contributing Factors
The industries hiring the most carpenters comprised residential building construction businesses that hired and paid people 174,790 an average salary of $41,310 per year for trainees $20,655 annually, or up to. Non-residential building construction companies hired 109,170 carpenters, who made an average salary of $48,330 per year. This breaks down to an average salary of up to $24,165 annual for trainees. Building finishing contractors supplied 88,110 jobs that paid an average per year for apprentices $23,015 of $46,030 yearly, or up to. Businesses which specialize in base, construction and building exteriors hired and paid carpenters 60,870 an average annually for apprentices.


Career Prognosis
Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for carpenters is projected to grow 20 percent during the decade between 2020 and 2010. This is quicker than the average for all job categories across the nation. New-home building and remodeling will help drive the market for new carpenters.
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