Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters

Help carpenters by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Exclude apprentice workers and report them with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2221). Exclude construction laborers who do not primarily assist carpenters, and classify them under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
62,020 2.0 % $12.87 $26,770 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.41 $10.08 $12.43 $15.11 $17.79
Annual Wage (2) $17,490 $20,970 $25,860 $31,420 $37,000


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Residential Building Construction 23,850 $12.65 $26,320
Nonresidential Building Construction 11,690 $13.72 $28,550
Building Finishing Contractors 9,320 $12.66 $26,330
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 8,580 $12.70 $26,410
Employment Services 1,120 $12.13 $25,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Utility System Construction 820 $14.64 $30,460
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 850 $14.28 $29,700
Nonresidential Building Construction 11,690 $13.72 $28,550
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 420 $13.56 $28,190
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) $13.41 $27,890


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Wyoming 700 $14.40 $29,960 2.486
Vermont 460 $13.22 $27,500 1.552
South Dakota 610 $9.52 $19,800 1.542
North Dakota 460 $11.86 $24,680 1.310
Nevada 1,490 $14.31 $29,770 1.263

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 100 $20.25 $42,120 0.317
Hawaii 460 $18.84 $39,190 0.776
Massachusetts 1,210 $17.28 $35,950 0.381
Illinois 1,780 $15.85 $32,970 0.313
New Hampshire 330 $15.45 $32,140 0.535


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Danville, VA 100 $12.80 $26,620 2.422
Lake Charles, LA 210 $11.46 $23,840 2.326
Baton Rouge, LA 790 $11.62 $24,170 2.171
Bismarck, ND 130 $11.53 $23,970 2.079
Rapid City, SD 110 $11.05 $22,980 1.868

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Anchorage, AK 50 $21.86 $45,470 0.281
Fairbanks, AK 40 $19.33 $40,210 1.065
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division (8) $19.13 $39,800 (8)
New Bedford, MA (8) $19.12 $39,760 (8)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 250 $19.01 $39,540 0.258


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010