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Carpenters

Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; 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 to control the proper circulation of air through the passageways and to the working places.   (O'Net 47-2031.00)

 
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Construction Carpenters
Rough Carpenters
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2012
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 14.87   $ 16.70   $ 19.83   $ 23.18   $ 27.71   $ 20.59  
    Yearly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 15.50   $ 17.58   $ 20.59   $ 23.84   $ 28.28   $ 21.55  
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     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 14.61   $ 16.58   $ 19.98   $ 24.16   $ 28.13   $ 20.75  
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     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 13.64   $ 15.80   $ 18.15   $ 21.22   $ 23.70   $ 18.47  
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    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released May 2013.
    n/a - For some occupations that do not generally work full time year-round, only hourly wages or annual salaries are reported depending on how they are typically paid.
     


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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2010 2020
    Vermont 6,438 7,532 1.6% 245
    Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA 1,878 2,189 1.5% 71
    Southern Vermont Balance of State 2,939 3,473 1.7% 115
    Northern Vermont Balance of State 1,670 1,943 1.5% 62
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released August 2012, area estimates released April 2013.
     


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    Industry Vermont
    2010
    Employment
    Percent
    of Total
    Total Self-Employed and Unpaid Family Workers, Primary Job 3,843 60%
    Construction of Buildings 1,994 31%
    Specialty Trade Contractors 314 5%
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released August 2012.
     


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