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Carpentry in Texas

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Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in Texas

Each year, approximately 0.0% of Texas graduates receive certificates in carpentry. Thus, Texas' 6 carpentry schools put out approximately 156 carpenters each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas with a carpentry program is Everest Institute-Bissonnet, which is located in Houston. In 2010, it was ranked 76th nationwide. 21 students graduated with a certificate in carpentry from Everest Institute-Bissonnet in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Texas with a carpentry program is Midland College, which is located in Midland. In 2010, it was ranked 83rd nationwide. Students at Midland College paid $2,220 per year in tuition fees.

Texarkana College, which was ranked 83rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a carpentry program. It is located in Texarkana. In 2010, Texarkana College graduated 0 students from its carpentry programs. The tuition rate at Texarkana College was $1,690 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Texas' carpentry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,523 per year, though tuition can range from $2,400 per year to $1,086 per year. The Texas carpentry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Coastal Bend College - located in Beeville, students are charged $2,400 per year
  2. Midland College - located in Midland, students are charged $2,220 per year
  3. Austin Community College District - located in Austin, students are charged $1,740 per year

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

  1. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year
  2. Texarkana College - located in Texarkana, students are charged $1,690 per year
  3. Austin Community College District - located in Austin, students are charged $1,740 per year

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

Most people who graduate from carpentry school in Texas go on to work as a carpenter. Texas had 30,820 carpenters in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Texas carpenters:

  1. Austin County - 8,710 carpenters
  2. Collin County - 5,660 carpenters
  3. Atascosa County - 3,170 carpenters

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of carpenters in the state of Texas will grow to 60,830. This would require a 16% growth in the profession.


A carpenter in Texas makes an average of $32,430 per year. In 2010, however, some Texas carpenters earned as little as less than $15,880 per year or as much as more than $57,070 per year. The counties in Texas with the highest average salary for a carpenter are:

  1. Hardin County - $40,680 per year
  2. Armstrong County - $38,260 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $36,560 per year

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

  1. Hidalgo County - $22,720 per year
  2. El Paso County - $23,870 per year
  3. Cameron County - $25,800 per year

More Information

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Carpenters 30,820 $32,430 -9.9%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 8,180 $27,030 8.2%
Helpers--Carpenters 3,230 $24,570 -41.1%
Woodworkers, All Other 180 $30,870 0.0%

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