Q. What does a carpenter do?
A. Carpenters construct, repair, and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials.
Q. What skills do you need to become a carpenter?
A. Becoming a carpenter requires skills in math, problem-solving skills, and qualities like dexterity, physical strength, and being a detail-oriented person.
Q. What is the average salary of a carpenter?
A. The average salary for an entry-level carpenter was $48,330 in 2019,¹ though pay can vary based on your location, the industry you work in, and your experience.
Q. What Industries can I work in as a carpenter?
A. Carpenters can work in a variety of settings including residential construction, non-residential construction, for contractor companies, or as a contractor themselves.
Q. What types of work can I do as a carpenter?
A. Most carpenters work indoors and outdoors, and can expect to be involved in construction projects from building highways to installing kitchen cabinets.
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