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Carpenters Build California

North/Central California

Average yearly earnings

$41k - $68k

When you work beyond your scheduled 8-hour shift, you’ll receive overtime pay for those hours at a higher rate. Benefits of employment can include health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and educational stipends to learn new skills. These perks can be valued at thousands of dollars annually.
+ overtime & benefits
Bay Area California

Average yearly earnings

$54k - $86k

When you work beyond your scheduled 8-hour shift, you’ll receive overtime pay for those hours at a higher rate. Benefits of employment can include health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and educational stipends to learn new skills. These perks can be valued at thousands of dollars annually.
+ overtime & benefits
Southern California

Average yearly earnings

$43k - $72k

When you work beyond your scheduled 8-hour shift, you’ll receive overtime pay for those hours at a higher rate. Benefits of employment can include health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and educational stipends to learn new skills. These perks can be valued at thousands of dollars annually.
+ overtime & benefits
Build California - Carpenters

Carpenters

Build, install, and repair structures made of wood, steel, and concrete.


AVERAGE WAGE

$21/hour +

Apprentice

$36/hour +

Journeyperson


Demand through 2026 : Extreme

What You’ll Need

  • High School Diploma or GED
High School Diploma or GED
  • + 4 Years on-the-job Training + 4 Years on-the-job Training
  • + other requirements + other requirements

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Commercial carpenters build and finish walls and ceilings in hospitals, malls, schools, and stadiums using concrete forms and metal stud framing.

Industrial carpenters assemble scaffolding or bracing and build forms for tunnels, bridges, dams, and power plants.

Residential carpenters construct, fix, and renovate walls, floors, and frames in homes and apartments.

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