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Carpentry in Arizona

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Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in Arizona

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Arizona receive carpentry certificates every year. That means an estimated 147 carpenters graduate from Arizona's 9 carpentry schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona with a carpentry program is Maricopa Skill Center, which is located in Phoenix. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. In 2010, no students graduated from Maricopa Skill Center's carpentry program.

The second-ranked school in Arizona with a carpentry program is Rio Salado College, which is located in Tempe. In 2010, it was ranked 78th nationwide. 40 students graduated with certificate in carpentry from Rio Salado College in 2010. Rio Salado College charged in-state students $1,734 in tuition fees per year.

Central Arizona College, which is located in Coolidge, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a carpentry program. It received a ranking of 79th in the country in 2010. 48 students graduated with certificate in carpentry from Central Arizona College in 2010. Students at Central Arizona College paid $1,950 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Arizona's carpentry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,474 per year, though tuition can range from $2,000 per year to $1,354 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arizona carpentry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Arizona Western College - located in Yuma, students are charged $2,000 per year
  2. Central Arizona College - located in Coolidge, students are charged $1,950 per year
  3. GateWay Community College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $1,734 per year

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

  1. Tohono O'Odham Community College - located in Sells, students are charged $1,354 per year
  2. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  3. Eastern Arizona College - located in Thatcher, students are charged $1,520 per year

A carpentry certificate from an Arizona school... what next?

The highest percentage of carpentry graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a carpenter. Arizona had 13,660 carpenters in 2010. In Arizona, the largest numbers of carpenters work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 9,340 carpenters
  2. Pima County - 2,710 carpenters
  3. Apache County - 380 carpenters

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 41,530 carpenters will be working in Arizona state. This would require the number of carpenters to shrink by -3%.


On average, a carpenter earns a salary of $40,050 per year in Arizona state. But, salaries for carpenters can vary. In 2010, carpenters made as little as less than $19,160 per year or as much as more than $65,310 per year in Arizona. On average a carpenter earns the most in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Yavapai County - $45,070 per year
  2. Mohave County - $40,780 per year
  3. Pima County - $40,460 per year

On average, carpenters earns the least in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Cochise County - $31,880 per year
  2. Yuma County - $32,900 per year
  3. Apache County - $33,650 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arizona 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 Arizona
  • Certificate in Carpentry in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Carpenters 13,660 $40,050 -57.3%
Helpers--Carpenters 1,130 $29,480 -68.7%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 830 $29,780 -64.7%
Woodworkers, All Other 160 $28,090 45.5%

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