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Carpentry in Georgia

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Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in Georgia

Each year, roughly 0.2% of Georgia students graduate with certificates in carpentry. Thus, Georgia's 14 carpentry schools put out approximately 445 carpenters each year.

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Sandersville Technical College, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a carpentry program. It is located in Sandersville. 29 students graduated with a certificate in carpentry from Sandersville Technical College in 2010. Students at Sandersville Technical College paid $2,268 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Georgia that has a carpentry program is South Georgia Technical College. South Georgia Technical College, which was ranked 78th in the country in 2010, is located in Americus. Students at South Georgia Technical College paid $2,340 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a carpentry program is Albany Technical College, which is located in Albany. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. In 2010, Albany Technical College graduated 56 students from its carpentry programs. Albany Technical College charged in-state students $2,268 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Georgia carpentry school, average tuition will be $2,246 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,863 per year to $2,468 per year. In 2010, the carpentry schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Georgia were:

  1. Columbus Technical College - located in Columbus, students are charged $2,468 per year
  2. South Georgia Technical College - located in Americus, students are charged $2,340 per year
  3. Ogeechee Technical College - located in Statesboro, students are charged $2,283 per year

The following Georgia carpentry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year
  3. Southern Crescent Technical College - located in Griffin, students are charged $2,268 per year

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

The highest percentage of carpentry graduates in Georgia pursue careers as a carpenter. Georgia had 12,520 carpenters in 2010. In Georgia, the largest numbers of carpenters work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 6,720 carpenters
  2. Burke County - 1,040 carpenters
  3. Banks County - 820 carpenters

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of carpenters in Georgia will grow by 10%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 33,630 carpenters working in Georgia.


A carpenter in Georgia makes an average of $36,560 per year. However, this number is only an average. carpenters in Georgia had varying salaries from $15,930 to $70,290 per year in 2010. A carpenter in the following Georgia counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Hall County - $40,800 per year
  2. Bryan County - $40,080 per year
  3. Barrow County - $38,940 per year

A carpenter in the following counties in Georgia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Baldwin County - $26,180 per year
  2. Murray County - $27,840 per year
  3. Brooks County - $29,680 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Woodworkers, All Other n/a $46,910
Carpenters 12,520 $36,560 -30.7%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 2,470 $30,730 -28.0%
Helpers--Carpenters 970 $26,860 -54.2%

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