What Does A Carpenter Do?

Carpenters build and repair buildings and anything related to those structures (cabinets, stairs, windows, etc.)

How Do I Become A Carpenter?

A high school diploma or equivalent is likely necessary to obtain one of these positions. Some learn this trade through an apprenticeship program, while others learn this on the job.

What is the Average Salary For A Carpenter?

High – 79,000
Median – 43,000
Low – 27,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Carpenter?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Trade-related courses
  • Math
  • Communication
  • Drafting

What Is The Work Environment For A Carpenter?

Because carpenters are involved in many types of construction, they work both indoors and outdoors. The work is sometimes strenuous, and potentially dangerous.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Carpenter?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada