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Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in Hawaii

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Hawaii graduates receive certificates in carpentry. Thus, Hawaii's 4 carpentry schools put out approximately 22 carpenters each year.

Top Schools

Hawaii Community College, which is located in Hilo, is the top-ranked school in Hawaii that has a carpentry program. It received a ranking of 87th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Hawaii Community College graduated 11 students from its carpentry program. Students at Hawaii Community College paid $2,246 per year in tuition fees.

University of Hawaii Maui College, which was ranked 90th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Hawaii that has a carpentry program. It is located in Kahului. In 2010, 1 students graduated from University of Hawaii Maui College carpentry program. The tuition rate at University of Hawaii Maui College was $2,238 per year.

The third-ranked school in Hawaii that has a carpentry program is Honolulu Community College. Honolulu Community College, which was ranked 91st in the country in 2010, is located in Honolulu. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Honolulu Community College carpentry program. Tuition at Honolulu Community College was $2,142 per year.


Tuition at Hawaii's carpentry schools ranges from $2,246 per year to $2,142 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,200 per year. In 2010, the following Hawaii carpentry schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Hawaii Community College - located in Hilo, students are charged $2,246 per year
  2. University of Hawaii Maui College - located in Kahului, students are charged $2,238 per year
  3. Kauai Community College - located in Lihue, students are charged $2,172 per year

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

  1. Honolulu Community College - located in Honolulu, students are charged $2,142 per year
  2. Kauai Community College - located in Lihue, students are charged $2,172 per year
  3. University of Hawaii Maui College - located in Kahului, students are charged $2,238 per year

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

A large number of Hawaii carpentry graduates become carpenters. In 2010, there were 5,030 carpenters working in Hawaii. The Hawaii counties with the largest populations of carpenters are:

  1. Honolulu County - 3,450 carpenters
  2. Hawaii County - 1,580 carpenters

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of carpenters in Hawaii will grow by 6%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 11,080 carpenters working in Hawaii.


A carpenter in Hawaii earns $66,170 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Hawaii carpenters earned as little as less than $36,080 per year or as much as more than $104,610 per year. The counties in Hawaii with the highest average salary for a carpenter are:

  1. Honolulu County - $68,850 per year
  2. Hawaii County - $60,320 per year

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

  1. Hawaii County - $60,320 per year
  2. Honolulu County - $68,850 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Hawaii statistics regarding a career in carpentry. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Hawaii
  • Certificate in Carpentry in Hawaii

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Carpenters 5,030 $66,170 3.3%
Helpers--Carpenters 260 $38,510 -35.0%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $34,560 -45.2%
Woodworkers, All Other 60 $38,150

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