Graduate Salary
3-4 years
Avg Length

Carpentry Requirements

There are many community colleges, trade schools, and vocational schools that offer certificate or associate's degree programs in carpentry where students can learn skills in remodeling, construction techniques, and code compliance. While both certificate and associate's degree programs cover core carpentry topics, associate's programs have additional general education coursework. Some of these postsecondary programs are linked to three-year or four-year apprenticeships offered through unions or labor organizations. Completing an apprenticeship is the standard path to a career as a carpenter.

Carpentry Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Carpentry degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Carpentry degrees have experience in is Carpenter, followed by HVAC Technician, Car Salesman, Postal Service Worker, Construction Painter, Automotive Service Technician, Shipping/Receiving Clerk, Electrician, Infantry Soldier, and Construction Worker.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Carpenter 11.3% 0.3% 34.7×
HVAC Technician 1.1% 0.1% 11.2×
Car Salesman 1.0% 0.2% 4.6×
Postal Service Worker 1.1% 0.1% 13.5×
Construction Painter 2.1% 0.1% 17.2×
Automotive Service Technician 1.7% 0.3% 6.7×
Shipping/Receiving Clerk 1.0% 0.3% 3.3×
Electrician 2.1% 0.3% 6.2×
Infantry Soldier 1.0% 0.2% 4.4×
Construction Worker 6.7% 0.5% 13.1×

Carpentry Salary

Carpentry graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
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Carpentry Underemployment

Carpentry graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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