Carpentry in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in New Mexico

Each year, roughly 0.1% of New Mexico students graduate with certificates in carpentry. That means an estimated 65 carpenters graduate from New Mexico's 11 carpentry schools each year.

Top Schools

Navajo Technical College, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a carpentry program. It is located in Crownpoint. 22 students graduated with a certificate in carpentry from Navajo Technical College in 2010. Tuition at Navajo Technical College was $1,620 per year.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico with a carpentry program is Northern New Mexico College, which is located in Espanola. In 2010, it was ranked 86th nationwide. Northern New Mexico College charged in-state students $2,594 in tuition fees per year.

Mesalands Community College, which was ranked 86th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a carpentry program. It is located in Tucumcari. In 2010, Mesalands Community College graduated 5 students from its carpentry programs. The tuition rate at Mesalands Community College was $1,845 per year.


Tuition at New Mexico's carpentry schools ranges from $2,594 per year to $814 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,513 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New Mexico carpentry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Northern New Mexico College - located in Espanola, students are charged $2,594 per year
  2. Mesalands Community College - located in Tucumcari, students are charged $1,845 per year
  3. Central New Mexico Community College - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $1,812 per year

The following New Mexico carpentry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Luna Community College - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $814 per year
  2. San Juan College - located in Farmington, students are charged $1,032 per year
  3. Santa Fe Community College - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $1,224 per year

A carpentry certificate from a New Mexico school... what next?

Most people who graduate from carpentry school in New Mexico go on to work as a carpenter. 4,290 carpenters were working in New Mexico in 2010. The largest populations of New Mexico carpenters are working in the following counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - 2,140 carpenters
  2. Chaves County - 500 carpenters
  3. Santa Fe County - 400 carpenters

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of carpenters in New Mexico will shrink by 0%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 7,800 carpenters working in New Mexico.


A carpenter in New Mexico makes an average of $36,250 per year. But, salaries for carpenters can vary. In 2010, carpenters made as little as less than $19,070 per year or as much as more than $56,220 per year in New Mexico. A carpenter in the following New Mexico counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bernalillo County - $39,360 per year
  2. Santa Fe County - $35,930 per year
  3. San Juan County - $35,760 per year

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

  1. Catron County - $29,900 per year
  2. Dona Ana County - $30,860 per year
  3. Chaves County - $31,330 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional New Mexico 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 New Mexico
  • Certificate in Carpentry in New Mexico

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Carpenters 4,290 $36,250 -42.1%
Helpers--Carpenters 850 $25,790 -52.0%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 330 $30,060 -21.4%

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