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Carpentry in Illinois

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Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in Illinois

Around 0.0% of Illinois's graduates graduate from carpentry certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 82 carpenters graduate from Illinois' 5 carpentry schools.

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Kaskaskia College, which was ranked 82nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a carpentry program. It is located in Centralia. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Kaskaskia College's carpentry program. The tuition rate at Kaskaskia College was $2,816 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a carpentry program is Southeastern Illinois College. Southeastern Illinois College, which was ranked 86th in the country in 2010, is located in Harrisburg. Tuition at Southeastern Illinois College was $2,610 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a carpentry program is Southwestern Illinois College. Southwestern Illinois College, which was ranked 86th in the country in 2010, is located in Belleville. In 2010, 26 students graduated from Southwestern Illinois College carpentry program. Tuition at Southwestern Illinois College was $2,604 per year.


If you choose to attend a Illinois carpentry school, average tuition will be $2,678 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,348 per year to $3,010 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois carpentry schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College - located in Chicago, students are charged $3,010 per year
  2. Kaskaskia College - located in Centralia, students are charged $2,816 per year
  3. Southeastern Illinois College - located in Harrisburg, students are charged $2,610 per year

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

  1. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  2. Southwestern Illinois College - located in Belleville, students are charged $2,604 per year
  3. Southeastern Illinois College - located in Harrisburg, students are charged $2,610 per year

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

Most people who graduate from carpentry school in Illinois go on to work as a carpenter. Illinois had 28,930 carpenters in 2010. In Illinois, the largest numbers of carpenters work in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 17,750 carpenters
  2. Lake County - 1,500 carpenters
  3. Marshall County - 1,270 carpenters

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of carpenters in the state of Illinois will grow to 50,870. This would require a 5% growth in the profession.


A carpenter in Illinois makes an average of $54,140 per year. In 2010, however, some Illinois carpenters earned as little as less than $22,250 per year or as much as more than $90,120 per year. On average a carpenter earns the most in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Boone County - $59,850 per year
  2. Cook County - $57,320 per year
  3. McLean County - $56,200 per year

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

  1. Vermilion County - $33,050 per year
  2. Adams County - $34,470 per year
  3. Clark County - $35,610 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in carpentry in Illinois and to compare salaries with various related fields such as locksmithing or plumbing, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Carpenters 28,930 $54,140 -26.3%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 2,600 $36,370 -37.2%
Helpers--Carpenters 1,090 $29,600 -75.9%
Woodworkers, All Other 280 $29,500

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