Carpenters

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7271  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials. They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Access Floor Specialist Carpenter
  • Apprentice Boat Carpenter
  • Apprentice Carpenter
  • Apprentice Carpenter-joiner
  • Boat Carpenter
  • Boat Joiner
  • Boatbuilding Apprentice
  • Bridge Carpenter
  • Building Addition Carpenter
  • Building Carpenter
  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter Lead Hand
  • Carpenter Rough
  • Carpenter-joiner
  • Carpentry Repairman/woman
  • Concrete Forms Carpenter
  • Construction Carpenter
  • Dock Carpenter
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Floor Systems Carpenter
  • Form Builder - Carpentry
  • Form Carpenter
  • Framer-carpenter
  • Framing Carpenter
  • House Carpenter
  • Interior Finish Carpenter
  • Interior Finish Joiner
  • Interior Systems Carpenter
  • Interior Trimmer Carpenter
  • Journeyman/woman Carpenter
  • Log Home Builder
  • Log Home Carpenter
  • Log Home Carpenter-builder
  • Maintenance Carpenter
  • Maintenance Carpenter-joiner
  • Maintenance Joiner
  • Manufactured House Carpenter
  • Metal Framer - Carpentry
  • Mill Carpenter
  • Mine Carpenter
  • Plant Carpenter
  • Prefabricated House Carpenter
  • Prefabricated Structure Carpenter
  • Railway Rolling Stock Carpenter
  • Railway Rolling Stock Joiner
  • Renovation Carpenter
  • Restoration Carpenter
  • Rough Carpenter
  • Ship Joiner
  • Shipbuilding Carpenter
  • Shipbuilding Joiner
  • Sign Carpenter
  • Stage Carpenter
  • Stair Builder-carpenter
  • Stairway Carpenter
  • Steel Framer - Carpentry
  • Steel Stud Framer - Carpentry
  • Studio Carpenter
  • Wood Frame Carpenter
  • Wood Frame House Carpenter
  • Wood Shipwright
  • Wooden Boatbuilder
  • Apprentice Carpenter
  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter-joiner
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Journeyman/woman Carpenter
  • Maintenance Carpenter
  • Metal Framer - Carpentry
  • Renovation Carpenter
  • Rough Carpenter
  • Stair Builder-carpenter
  • Log Home Builder
  • Skilled Carpenters
  • CARPENTER OR APPRENTICE CARPENTER
  • Framer

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for carpenters.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $36,806
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $28,556
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $33,043
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $35,713
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $25,099
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $25,762
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $32,483
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for carpenters.

Gender Median Income
Male $32,483
Female $32,567
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (129 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for carpenters.

$28.00
Lowest Observed
$120,000.00
Highest Observed
$48,750.00
25th Percentile
$57,955.20
Average
$56,550.00
Median
$68,250.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for carpenters

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 435
25 to 34 years 1,155
35 to 44 years 1,025
45 to 54 years 1,145
55 to 64 years 725
65 to 74 years 155
75 years and over 20
Total 4,645
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for carpenters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 2,160
Part Time 2,355
Total 4,515
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for carpenters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 4,575
Female 70
Total 4,645
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for carpenters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 2,970
Self Employed 1,675
Total 4,645
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for carpenters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 4,355
Unemployed 290
Total 4,645
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for carpenters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,090
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,490
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 970
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 675
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 35
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 260
Total 4,515
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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