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Carpentry in Mississippi

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Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in Mississippi

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Mississippi graduates receive certificates in carpentry. That means an estimated 54 carpenters graduate from Mississippi's 7 carpentry schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Mississippi with a carpentry program is Pearl River Community College, which is located in Poplarville. In 2010, it was ranked 69th nationwide. no students graduated with a certificate in carpentry from Pearl River Community College in 2010. Students at Pearl River Community College paid $2,180 per year in tuition fees.

East Central Community College, which was ranked 80th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a carpentry program. It is located in Decatur. In 2010, East Central Community College graduated 3 students from its carpentry program. Students at East Central Community College paid $1,980 per year in tuition fees.

Hinds Community College, which is located in Raymond, is the third-ranked school in Mississippi that has a carpentry program. It received a ranking of 81st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Hinds Community College graduated 15 students from its carpentry programs. Students at Hinds Community College paid $2,060 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Mississippi carpentry school, average tuition will be $2,037 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,680 per year to $2,230 per year. The Mississippi carpentry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Meridian Community College - located in Meridian, students are charged $2,230 per year
  2. Pearl River Community College - located in Poplarville, students are charged $2,180 per year
  3. Southwest Mississippi Community College - located in Summit, students are charged $2,090 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Mississippi carpentry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Itawamba Community College - located in Fulton, students are charged $1,680 per year
  2. East Central Community College - located in Decatur, students are charged $1,980 per year
  3. Coahoma Community College - located in Clarksdale, students are charged $2,040 per year

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

Most people who graduate from carpentry school in Mississippi go on to work as a carpenter. In 2010, there were 4,780 carpenters working in Mississippi. The following counties have the largest number of Mississippi carpenters:

  1. Copiah County - 820 carpenters
  2. Clarke County - 810 carpenters
  3. Alcorn County - 790 carpenters

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of carpenters in Mississippi will grow by 7%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 10,130 carpenters working in Mississippi.


A carpenter in Mississippi earns $31,090 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. carpenters in Mississippi had varying salaries from $17,560 to $51,360 per year in 2010. On average a carpenter earns the most in the following Mississippi counties:

  1. George County - $35,330 per year
  2. Adams County - $34,730 per year
  3. Hancock County - $34,240 per year

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

  1. Forrest County - $27,580 per year
  2. Attala County - $27,850 per year
  3. Copiah County - $27,980 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Carpenters 4,780 $31,090 -27.9%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1,260 $25,250 -35.7%
Helpers--Carpenters 660 $24,580 -4.3%

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