Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
45.4k
Average Age
44.1
Estimated Job Growth
−2.94%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$38,540
Average Male Salary
$39,076
Average Female Salary
$30,270

About

Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are most often employed by the Furniture & related product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters was $38,540 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters by wage are Merchandise displayers and window trimmers, Bill & account collectors, and Proofreaders & copy markers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville & Sibley Counties PUMA, MN, and Sherburne & Benton Counties PUMA, MN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville & Sibley Counties PUMA, MN, and Talladega, Cherokee, Randolph, Cleburne & Clay Counties PUMA, AL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Furniture & related product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, by average wage, is Elementary & secondary schools. Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are paid most in Bell County (North, East & South)Temple & Belton Cities PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$38,540
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,295

In 2020, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters earned an average of $38,540, $17,414 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Bill & account collectors make somewhat more than Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters while Merchandise displayers and window trimmers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.295
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.295, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, by average wage, are Elementary & secondary schools, Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, and Aircraft & parts manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

45.4k
2020 Workforce
± 5,231
2.72%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16%

The number of people employed as Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters has been growing at a rate of 2.72%, from 44,209 people in 2019 to 45,412 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters employed by various industries. Furniture & related product manufacturing employs the largest share of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters at  84.1%, followed by Miscellaneous wood products with 6.33% and Furniture & home furnishings stores with 1.97%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters in the US. The average age of male Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters in the workforce is 44.2 and of female Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

42.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,069
2.76k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,291

93.9% of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

73.6% of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11% of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters.

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Age by Sex

44.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.69
42
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 6.45

The median age of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters is 44.1, and Male employees are generally 2.23 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters is Business but a relatively high number of Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters hold a major in Math & Statistics.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters need many skills, but most especially Quality Control Analysis, Operation Monitoring, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Operations Analysis, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters are expected to see a growth of −2.94% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters.
−2.94%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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