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$41,325/ year
Estimated Salary

Becoming a Timber Framer in Anchorage, Alaska


Timber framing and "post-and-beam" construction are traditional methods of building with heavy timbers, creating structures using squared-off and carefully fitted and joined timbers with joints secured by large wooden pegs. It is commonplace in wooden buildings through the 19th century.
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$40,000/yr in Alaska

Tools of the Trade

Impact Gun
Impact Gun

What Timber Framers Love About Their Trade

New challenges every day.
Using big cool tools.
It's a great lifestyle.


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.
Demand ForecastMedium
You must be good at marketing yourself.
Optionality PotentialLow
This trade does not easily transition into others.