Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.
Skills and Abilities
Carpenters need manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance. The ability to solve arithmetic problems quickly and accurately also is required. Specific skills include: construct, erect, or repair wooden frameworks or structures; read specifications in blueprints, sketches or building plans; prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required; shape or cut materials to specified measurements; use hand tools, machines, and/or power saws; install structures and fixtures, such as windows, frames, flooring, and trim, or hardware; climb ladders and scaffolding; follow safety procedures.
Salary Ranges (entry level --> experienced)
$12.27 - $28.28 (hourly)
$25,530 - $58,820 (annual)