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Carpentry in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in Pennsylvania

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Pennsylvania receive carpentry certificates every year. Thus, Pennsylvania's 20 carpentry schools put out approximately 232 carpenters each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a carpentry program is Johnson College, which is located in Scranton. In 2010, it was ranked 36th nationwide. In 2010, 13 students graduated from Johnson College's carpentry program. Tuition at Johnson College was $15,872 per year.

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center, which is located in Altoona, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a carpentry program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a carpentry program is Triangle Tech Inc-Dubois. Triangle Tech Inc-Dubois, which was ranked 67th in the country in 2010, is located in Falls Creek. In 2010, Triangle Tech Inc-Dubois graduated 17 students from its carpentry programs. Tuition at Triangle Tech Inc-Dubois was $14,945 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Pennsylvania's carpentry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,600 per year, though tuition can range from $15,872 per year to $3,742 per year. In 2010, the carpentry schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Johnson College - located in Scranton, students are charged $15,872 per year
  2. Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury - located in Sunbury, students are charged $15,026 per year
  3. Triangle Tech Inc-Bethlehem - located in Bethlehem, students are charged $14,984 per year

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

  1. Bucks County Community College - located in Newtown, students are charged $3,742 per year
  2. Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg - located in Harrisburg, students are charged $3,835 per year
  3. Delaware County Community College - located in Media, students are charged $4,120 per year

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

A large number of Pennsylvania carpentry graduates become carpenters. 34,150 carpenters were working in Pennsylvania in 2010. The largest populations of Pennsylvania carpenters are working in the following counties:

  1. Bucks County - 10,120 carpenters
  2. Allegheny County - 6,690 carpenters
  3. Lancaster County - 2,460 carpenters

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of carpenters in Pennsylvania will grow by 1%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 55,650 carpenters working in Pennsylvania.


A carpenter in Pennsylvania makes an average of $42,810 per year. In 2010, however, some Pennsylvania carpenters earned as little as less than $18,000 per year or as much as more than $83,540 per year. A carpenter in the following Pennsylvania counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bucks County - $51,510 per year
  2. Warren County - $48,440 per year
  3. York County - $42,740 per year

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

  1. Blair County - $27,070 per year
  2. Bedford County - $32,570 per year
  3. Adams County - $33,330 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Pennsylvania statistics regarding a career in carpentry and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as locksmithing or plumbing.

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Carpenters 34,150 $42,810 -24.1%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 4,210 $34,610 -24.0%
Helpers--Carpenters 1,520 $27,040 -63.2%

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