There are schools offering carpentry programs in Wisconsin!
Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in Wisconsin
The top-ranked school in Wisconsin with a carpentry program is Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, which is located in Fennimore. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. In 2010, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College graduated 6 students from its carpentry program. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College charged in-state students $3,464 in tuition fees per year.
The second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a carpentry program is Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, which was ranked 76th in the country in 2010, is located in Hayward. Students at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College paid $3,870 per year in tuition fees.
The third-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a carpentry program is Northcentral Technical College. Northcentral Technical College, which was ranked 76th in the country in 2010, is located in Wausau. In 2010, Northcentral Technical College graduated 6 students from its carpentry programs. Northcentral Technical College charged in-state students $3,493 in tuition fees per year.
If you choose to attend a Wisconsin carpentry school, average tuition will be $3,680 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,339 per year to $5,890 per year. In 2010, the following Wisconsin carpentry schools had the highest tuition rates:
- College of Menominee Nation - located in Keshena, students are charged $5,890 per year
- Nicolet Area Technical College - located in Rhinelander, students are charged $4,058 per year
- Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College - located in Hayward, students are charged $3,870 per year
The carpentry schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Wisconsin were:
- Blackhawk Technical College - located in Janesville, students are charged $3,339 per year
- Lakeshore Technical College - located in Cleveland, students are charged $3,355 per year
- Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - located in Shell Lake, students are charged $3,371 per year
A carpentry certificate from a Wisconsin school... what next?
The highest percentage of carpentry graduates in Wisconsin pursue careers as a carpenter. In 2010, there were 14,540 carpenters working in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin counties with the largest populations of carpenters are:
- Milwaukee County - 3,090 carpenters
- Columbia County - 2,080 carpenters
- Brown County - 1,140 carpenters
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of carpenters is expected to shrink by 0% by 2018. There are projected to be 29,060 carpenters working in the Wisconsin then.
A carpenter in Wisconsin earns $42,800 per year on average. But, salaries for carpenters can vary. In 2010, carpenters made as little as less than $24,230 per year or as much as more than $72,720 per year in Wisconsin. The counties in Wisconsin with the highest average salary for a carpenter are:
- Milwaukee County - $50,020 per year
- Sheboygan County - $45,740 per year
- Racine County - $43,820 per year
The Wisconsin counties with the lowest average salary for carpenters are:
- Ashland County - $33,710 per year
- Buffalo County - $35,560 per year
- Houston County - $36,720 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Wisconsin 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.
- Certificate in Carpentry in Wisconsin
Curious what studying Carpentry gets you?
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters||2,160||$33,550||-21.7%|
|Woodworkers, All Other||250||$28,020||-3.8%|
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