Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
35,890 3.2 % $14.52 $30,200 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.47 $11.16 $13.85 $17.17 $20.69
Annual Wage (2) $19,690 $23,210 $28,810 $35,720 $43,030


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction 12,460 1.74 $14.02 $29,160
Building Finishing Contractors 6,250 0.82 $14.30 $29,750
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,430 0.72 $15.99 $33,250
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 4,380 0.52 $14.07 $29,260
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,120 0.33 $13.86 $28,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction 12,460 1.74 $14.02 $29,160
Building Finishing Contractors 6,250 0.82 $14.30 $29,750
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,430 0.72 $15.99 $33,250
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 4,380 0.52 $14.07 $29,260
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,120 0.33 $13.86 $28,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 80 0.06 $18.44 $38,360
Utility System Construction 910 0.18 $18.13 $37,710
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $16.64 $34,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $16.49 $34,300
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,430 0.72 $15.99 $33,250


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,750 0.40 1.58 $14.12 $29,370
California 3,210 0.20 0.79 $16.52 $34,360
Virginia 2,430 0.65 2.53 $13.57 $28,220
Florida 2,330 0.28 1.11 $13.83 $28,770
Louisiana 1,850 0.96 3.77 $13.45 $27,980




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 400 0.96 3.75 $12.37 $25,720
Louisiana 1,850 0.96 3.77 $13.45 $27,980
Alaska 250 0.78 3.06 $17.52 $36,440
Virginia 2,430 0.65 2.53 $13.57 $28,220
Vermont 190 0.64 2.50 $15.20 $31,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 600 0.21 0.83 $19.24 $40,010
District of Columbia 150 0.22 0.84 $17.83 $37,090
Alaska 250 0.78 3.06 $17.52 $36,440
Hawaii 140 0.21 0.84 $17.30 $35,980
Rhode Island 290 0.60 2.36 $17.29 $35,970





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,610 0.55 2.15 $14.97 $31,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.52 2.04 $14.06 $29,240
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.18 0.69 $16.25 $33,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.47 1.83 $14.99 $31,170
Baton Rouge, LA 880 2.23 8.73 $13.26 $27,580
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 740 0.55 2.14 $14.32 $29,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 620 0.46 1.81 $16.95 $35,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.13 0.50 $18.03 $37,510
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.34 1.32 $13.96 $29,040
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 460 0.41 1.58 $15.18 $31,580




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baton Rouge, LA 880 2.23 8.73 $13.26 $27,580
Lake Charles, LA 180 1.76 6.90 $17.20 $35,770
Lynchburg, VA 170 1.71 6.68 $11.66 $24,260
Harrisonburg, VA 80 1.23 4.79 $12.07 $25,110
New Bedford, MA 80 1.20 4.69 $16.98 $35,310
Charlottesville, VA 120 1.07 4.18 $13.63 $28,340
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 170 1.03 4.03 $16.57 $34,470
Anchorage, AK 170 0.98 3.83 $18.12 $37,700
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 120 0.94 3.66 $16.23 $33,760
Rapid City, SD 60 0.85 3.31 $11.48 $23,890