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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters

Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist carpenters are classified under “Construction Laborers” (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


National estimates for Helpers--Carpenters
Industry profile for Helpers--Carpenters
Geographic profile for Helpers--Carpenters

National estimates for Helpers--Carpenters:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Helpers--Carpenters:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
27,540 4.3 % $ 17.95 $ 37,340 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Helpers--Carpenters:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.50 $ 14.31 $ 17.64 $ 21.05 $ 23.09
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,080 $ 29,750 $ 36,690 $ 43,790 $ 48,030


Industry profile for Helpers--Carpenters:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Helpers--Carpenters:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction 10,550 1.26 $ 18.22 $ 37,900
Building Finishing Contractors 5,270 0.65 $ 16.46 $ 34,230
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,230 0.54 $ 20.23 $ 42,080
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,250 0.35 $ 17.61 $ 36,630
Employment Services 1,040 0.03 $ 16.16 $ 33,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Helpers--Carpenters:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction 10,550 1.26 $ 18.22 $ 37,900
Building Finishing Contractors 5,270 0.65 $ 16.46 $ 34,230
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,230 0.54 $ 20.23 $ 42,080
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,250 0.35 $ 17.61 $ 36,630
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 190 0.16 $ 18.44 $ 38,360

Top paying industries for Helpers--Carpenters:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 130 0.04 $ 23.66 $ 49,200
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,230 0.54 $ 20.23 $ 42,080
Utility System Construction 220 0.04 $ 20.13 $ 41,880
Land Subdivision (8) (8) $ 19.95 $ 41,490
Ship and Boat Building (8) (8) $ 19.78 $ 41,140


Geographic profile for Helpers--Carpenters:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Helpers--Carpenters are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Helpers--Carpenters, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of helpers--carpenters by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Helpers--Carpenters:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,260 0.20 1.01 $ 21.58 $ 44,880
Florida 2,650 0.31 1.57 $ 15.86 $ 33,000
Texas 2,560 0.21 1.07 $ 18.38 $ 38,230
Virginia 1,640 0.44 2.24 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
New York 1,470 0.17 0.87 $ 20.61 $ 42,870


Map of location quotient of helpers--carpenters by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Carpenters:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 270 0.65 3.31 $ 13.59 $ 28,260
Maine 350 0.59 3.04 $ 17.56 $ 36,510
Vermont 130 0.47 2.41 (8) (8)
Virginia 1,640 0.44 2.24 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
Oregon 760 0.42 2.14 $ 18.59 $ 38,670


Map of annual mean wages of helpers--carpenters by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Helpers--Carpenters:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 110 0.07 0.36 $ 21.90 $ 45,550
California 3,260 0.20 1.01 $ 21.58 $ 44,880
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $ 21.14 $ 43,960
New York 1,470 0.17 0.87 $ 20.61 $ 42,870
District of Columbia 100 0.16 0.80 $ 20.46 $ 42,560



Map of employment of helpers--carpenters by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Helpers--Carpenters:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,590 0.18 0.94 $ 19.83 $ 41,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 880 0.30 1.55 $ 20.12 $ 41,840
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 650 0.29 1.49 $ 26.48 $ 55,070
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 620 0.23 1.20 $ 19.37 $ 40,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 570 0.16 0.82 $ 17.92 $ 37,280
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 560 0.57 2.94 $ 21.58 $ 44,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 550 0.10 0.49 $ 18.86 $ 39,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 480 0.19 0.95 $ 20.07 $ 41,750
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 430 0.34 1.74 $ 16.89 $ 35,120
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 400 0.16 0.80 $ 20.07 $ 41,740


Map of location quotient of helpers--carpenters by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Carpenters:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Napa, CA 130 1.89 9.67 $ 22.24 $ 46,250
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 180 1.24 6.36 $ 19.05 $ 39,610
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 300 1.12 5.73 $ 14.85 $ 30,890
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 150 1.02 5.24 $ 18.27 $ 37,990
Port St. Lucie, FL 130 0.85 4.34 $ 13.72 $ 28,540
Rapid City, SD 60 0.83 4.23 $ 15.17 $ 31,550
Altoona, PA 50 0.83 4.23 $ 22.65 $ 47,110
Lake Charles, LA 70 0.82 4.22 $ 16.69 $ 34,710
Corpus Christi, TX 130 0.75 3.84 $ 19.13 $ 39,800
Decatur, AL 40 0.66 3.35 $ 17.55 $ 36,510


Map of annual mean wages of helpers--carpenters by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Helpers--Carpenters:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 650 0.29 1.49 $ 26.48 $ 55,070
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 22.86 $ 47,550
Altoona, PA 50 0.83 4.23 $ 22.65 $ 47,110
Napa, CA 130 1.89 9.67 $ 22.24 $ 46,250
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 22.05 $ 45,850
Salinas, CA 70 0.39 2.01 $ 21.79 $ 45,330
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 560 0.57 2.94 $ 21.58 $ 44,880
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 370 0.33 1.68 $ 21.15 $ 43,990
York-Hanover, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 20.71 $ 43,080
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.17 0.87 $ 20.64 $ 42,930

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Helpers--Carpenters:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 160 0.88 4.50 $ 17.57 $ 36,540
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 3.25 $ 13.37 $ 27,810
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 2.35 $ 16.05 $ 33,390
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 3.11 $ 15.52 $ 32,280
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 2.13 $ 17.39 $ 36,180

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Carpenters:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 160 0.88 4.50 $ 17.57 $ 36,540
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.71 3.63 $ 17.93 $ 37,290
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 3.32 $ 15.79 $ 32,850
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 3.25 $ 13.37 $ 27,810
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 3.11 $ 14.48 $ 30,120

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Helpers--Carpenters:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.23 $ 19.29 $ 40,130
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 2.91 $ 18.57 $ 38,630
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 18.22 $ 37,890
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.71 3.63 $ 17.93 $ 37,290
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.09 $ 17.74 $ 36,910


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022