There are currently an estimated 109,300 cabinetmakers in the United States. The cabinetmaker job market is expected to grow by 2.3% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are cabinetmakers?

CareerExplorer rates cabinetmakers with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 8,000 cabinetmakers. That number is based on 2,500 additional cabinetmakers, and the retirement of 5,500 existing cabinetmakers.

Are cabinetmakers in demand?

Below average job growth is projected for cabinet makers, due to improved tools and techniques and imported prefabricated cabinets. Both of these factors are likely to result in declined demand in this field. The number of retiring workers and possible economic upturns should contribute limited openings. Cabinetmakers that focus on high-end custom woodwork will be best suited to compete against the trend toward mass production. Those who obtain CMA or Master CMA certification from the Cabinet Makers Association may further enhance their employability.

What’s the supply of cabinetmakers?

The cabinetmaker industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Pennsylvania

Cabinetmaker job market by state

State Name Employed Cabinetmakers
California 10,650
Texas 8,420
Pennsylvania 4,650
Florida 4,580
Ohio 4,210
Indiana 3,810
New York 3,770
North Carolina 3,300
Illinois 2,930
Virginia 2,890
Minnesota 2,780
Alabama 2,590
Washington 2,430
Missouri 2,420
Wisconsin 2,410
New Jersey 2,400
Tennessee 2,380
Colorado 2,150
Oregon 2,150
Utah 2,110
Michigan 2,050
Georgia 2,030
Kansas 1,650
Massachusetts 1,580
Arizona 1,480
Iowa 1,250
Nevada 1,100
Connecticut 1,080
Arkansas 1,080
South Carolina 1,040
Oklahoma 1,020
Idaho 980
Kentucky 860
Nebraska 830
South Dakota 770
Maryland 760
Mississippi 670
Montana 620
Maine 520
Louisiana 520
North Dakota 470
Puerto Rico 420
West Virginia 380
Vermont 370
New Hampshire 360
Rhode Island 330
New Mexico 250
Hawaii 220
Delaware 180
Wyoming 150
District of Columbia 90
Alaska 80