Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
37,820 3.2 % $14.04 $29,200 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.27 $10.85 $13.41 $16.50 $19.64
Annual Wage (2) $19,280 $22,560 $27,890 $34,310 $40,840


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 13,240 1.95 $13.48 $28,030
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,260 0.87 $15.57 $32,390
Building Finishing Contractors 5,890 0.81 $13.41 $27,880
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,020 0.63 $13.65 $28,400
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,130 0.34 $13.73 $28,570

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 13,240 1.95 $13.48 $28,030
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,260 0.87 $15.57 $32,390
Building Finishing Contractors 5,890 0.81 $13.41 $27,880
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,020 0.63 $13.65 $28,400
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,130 0.34 $13.73 $28,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction 1,080 0.22 $17.84 $37,100
Ship and Boat Building (8) (8) $16.96 $35,290
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (8) (8) $16.80 $34,950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $16.58 $34,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $15.82 $32,910


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 5,530 0.48 1.74 $14.01 $29,150
California 2,730 0.18 0.64 $15.73 $32,710
Virginia 2,490 0.68 2.47 $13.45 $27,970
New York 2,230 0.25 0.90 $13.54 $28,150
Florida 1,870 0.24 0.86 $13.44 $27,960




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 3.50 $11.05 $22,980
Louisiana 1,750 0.90 3.29 $13.70 $28,500
Alaska 280 0.84 3.08 $18.16 $37,770
Vermont 230 0.76 2.76 $14.94 $31,070
Virginia 2,490 0.68 2.47 $13.45 $27,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 110 0.18 0.65 $19.04 $39,610
Minnesota 540 0.20 0.71 $18.49 $38,470
Alaska 280 0.84 3.08 $18.16 $37,770
Massachusetts 1,150 0.34 1.24 $17.72 $36,860
District of Columbia 110 0.16 0.59 $16.66 $34,660





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 2,190 0.75 2.72 $15.20 $31,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.60 2.20 $13.57 $28,220
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.21 0.77 $14.27 $29,690
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 900 0.71 2.58 $12.99 $27,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 890 0.38 1.40 $14.10 $29,320
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 780 0.60 2.17 $14.15 $29,440
Baton Rouge, LA 610 1.55 5.65 $13.73 $28,570
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 600 0.34 1.24 $20.02 $41,640
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 590 0.39 1.41 $15.58 $32,410
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 550 0.49 1.78 $13.43 $27,940




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)
Lake Charles, LA 210 2.19 7.97 $16.63 $34,590
Ocean City, NJ 80 2.10 7.67 $13.17 $27,390
Baton Rouge, LA 610 1.55 5.65 $13.73 $28,570
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 250 1.54 5.61 $16.57 $34,460
Lynchburg, VA 140 1.46 5.33 $11.35 $23,600
Decatur, AL 70 1.38 5.03 $13.40 $27,880
Grand Forks, ND-MN 60 1.27 4.64 $13.32 $27,710
California-Lexington Park, MD 50 1.13 4.12 $14.87 $30,930
Monroe, LA 80 1.11 4.04 $10.42 $21,680
New Bedford, MA 60 1.02 3.70 $16.56 $34,440