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

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 $29,462
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $24,730
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $40,625
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $31,115
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $29,516
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $31,379
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 Sex

The following table details median income by sex for carpenters.

Sex Median Income
Male $31,379
Female $31,638
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 (62 samples)

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

$29,250.00
Lowest Observed
$78,000.00
Highest Observed
$42,900.00
25th Percentile
$51,633.39
Average
$50,000.00
Median
$58,500.00
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 330
25 to 34 years 570
35 to 44 years 265
45 to 54 years 350
55 to 64 years 465
65 to 74 years 65
75 years and over 10
Total 2,065
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 825
Part Time 1,130
Total 1,960
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 Sex

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

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 2,020
Female 60
Total 2,065
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 1,355
Self Employed 705
Total 2,065
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 1,970
Unemployed 85
Total 2,065
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 285
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 550
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 715
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 330
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 75
Total 1,960
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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