$110,880/ year*
Estimated Salary
  /  year *
Estimated Salary
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Becoming a Carpenter in Tennessee


Irreplaceable in construction, Carpenters build critical foundation for concrete, exteriors, roofs, infrastructure, and scaffolding. In addition to all this, carpenters are also skilled at crafting detailed trim and finish work....Carpenters turn blueprints into reality.
Compare to a teacher who only makes
$40,000/yr in Tennessee

What Carpenters Love About Their Trade

Working with a crew.
Job site variety.
Seeing a building go up.


High Paying
Work Indoors
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Small Teams


Advancement PotentialHigh
Are able to work up within their small teams.
Optionality PotentialMedium
There are specializations within the trade.
Demand ForecastHigh
All commercial construction is dependent on this trade.