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Carpentry in Michigan

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Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in Michigan

Each year, roughly 0.0% of Michigan students graduate with certificates in carpentry. That means an estimated 28 carpenters graduate from Michigan's 7 carpentry schools each year.

Top Schools

Michigan Career and Technical Institute, which is located in Plainwell, is the top-ranked school in Michigan that has a carpentry program. It received a ranking of 55th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 11 students graduated from Michigan Career and Technical Institute's carpentry program. Michigan Career and Technical Institute charged in-state students $4,050 in tuition fees per year.

Lansing Community College, which is located in Lansing, is the second-ranked school in Michigan that has a carpentry program. It received a ranking of 83rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Lansing Community College graduated 9 students from its carpentry program. The tuition rate at Lansing Community College was $2,330 per year.

Bay de Noc Community College, which was ranked 83rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Michigan that has a carpentry program. It is located in Escanaba. The tuition rate at Bay de Noc Community College was $3,022 per year.


Tuition at Michigan's carpentry schools ranges from $4,050 per year to $2,088 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,720 per year. The Michigan carpentry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Michigan Career and Technical Institute - located in Plainwell, students are charged $4,050 per year
  2. Bay de Noc Community College - located in Escanaba, students are charged $3,022 per year
  3. Kirtland Community College - located in Roscommon, students are charged $2,715 per year

The following Michigan carpentry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Washtenaw Community College - located in Ann Arbor, students are charged $2,088 per year
  2. North Central Michigan College - located in Petoskey, students are charged $2,256 per year
  3. Lansing Community College - located in Lansing, students are charged $2,330 per year

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

The highest percentage of carpentry graduates in Michigan pursue careers as a carpenter. If you decide to work as a carpenter in Michigan, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 12,230 Michigan carpenters as of 2010. The Michigan counties with the largest populations of carpenters are:

  1. Lapeer County - 2,730 carpenters
  2. Barry County - 1,520 carpenters
  3. Wayne County - 1,280 carpenters

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of carpenters in the state of Michigan will grow to 27,240. This would require a 5% growth in the profession.


On average, a carpenter earns a salary of $42,690 per year in Michigan state. In 2010, however, some Michigan carpenters earned as little as less than $18,780 per year or as much as more than $74,250 per year. The following counties in Michigan have the highest average salaries for carpenters:

  1. Clinton County - $49,310 per year
  2. Wayne County - $49,260 per year
  3. Washtenaw County - $48,860 per year

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

  1. Alcona County - $31,240 per year
  2. Bay County - $33,210 per year
  3. Ottawa County - $36,340 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Carpenters 12,230 $42,690 -59.0%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,420 $31,860 -58.0%
Helpers--Carpenters 300 $26,440 -82.0%
Woodworkers, All Other 100 $34,050 -54.5%

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