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Carpenters work mainly with wood to repair or install foundations, walls, roofs, windows and doors in buildings.


New carpenters usually earn

$17-$23 per hour

Experienced carpenters usually earn

$25-$40 per hour

Source: Tradestaff, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a carpenter are good due to steady growth in building work.
A carpenter in a workshop uses a sander to smooth a piece of wood

Carpenters usually work with wood and may construct buildings or interiors such as cupboards

Last updated 17 January 2019