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Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood and comparable materials, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall, and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways.


SOC Code 47-2031 - Carpenters is a a final level code of the “Construction and Extraction Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 734,170 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $25.41 and average Annual Wage of $52,850.

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Occupation Examples

  • Beam Builder
  • Building Carpenter
  • Construction Carpenter
  • Counter Installer
  • Custom Wood Stair Builder
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Hardwood Floor Installer
  • House Carpenter
  • Wood Floor Layer

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