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Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in Maine


Around 0.2% of Maine's graduates graduate from carpentry certificate programs every year. Thus, Maine's 3 carpentry schools put out approximately 52 carpenters each year.

Top Schools

Landing School of Boat Building and Design, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a carpentry program. It is located in Kennebunkport. 24 students graduated with a certificate in carpentry from Landing School of Boat Building and Design in 2010. The tuition rate at Landing School of Boat Building and Design was $18,720 per year.

The second-ranked school in Maine with a carpentry program is Washington County Community College, which is located in Calais. In 2010, it was ranked 74th nationwide. 9 students graduated with certificate in carpentry from Washington County Community College in 2010. Students at Washington County Community College paid $3,514 per year in tuition fees.

Northern Maine Community College, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a carpentry program. It is located in Presque Isle. 12 students graduated with certificate in carpentry from Northern Maine Community College in 2010. Students at Northern Maine Community College paid $3,223 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Maine's carpentry schools ranges from $18,720 per year to $3,223 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,486 per year. In 2010, the following Maine carpentry schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Landing School of Boat Building and Design - located in Kennebunkport, students are charged $18,720 per year
  2. Washington County Community College - located in Calais, students are charged $3,514 per year
  3. Northern Maine Community College - located in Presque Isle, students are charged $3,223 per year

The carpentry schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Maine were:

  1. Northern Maine Community College - located in Presque Isle, students are charged $3,223 per year
  2. Washington County Community College - located in Calais, students are charged $3,514 per year
  3. Landing School of Boat Building and Design - located in Kennebunkport, students are charged $18,720 per year

A carpentry certificate from a Maine school... what next?

Most people who graduate from carpentry school in Maine go on to work as a carpenter. Maine had 4,310 carpenters in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Maine carpenters:

  1. Cumberland County - 3,000 carpenters
  2. Aroostook County - 770 carpenters
  3. Penobscot County - 260 carpenters

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 12,600 carpenters will be working in Maine state. This would require the number of carpenters to grow by 3%.

Salary

A carpenter in Maine makes an average of $35,010 per year. However, this number is only an average. carpenters in Maine had varying salaries from $23,240 to $55,110 per year in 2010. A carpenter in the following Maine counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Cumberland County - $35,845 per year
  2. Androscoggin County - $35,320 per year
  3. Aroostook County - $34,500 per year

The Maine counties with the lowest average salary for carpenters are:

  1. Penobscot County - $32,220 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $34,500 per year
  3. Androscoggin County - $35,320 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maine statistics regarding a career in carpentry and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as locksmithing or plumbing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Carpentry in Maine
  • Certificate in Carpentry in Maine

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,197 miles from location Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle ME 24.9341 90% 1,129
5,129 miles from location Washington County Community College Calais ME 26.491 n/a 374
5,253 miles from location Landing School of Boat Building and Design Kennebunkport ME 31.233 n/a 85
 

Curious what studying Carpentry gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Maine

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Carpenters + 4,310 $35,010 -21.8%
2
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters + 700 $35,630 11.1%
3
Helpers--Carpenters + 290 $25,260 -44.2%
4
Woodworkers, All Other + 100 n/a 150.0%
 

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