Carpentry Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 9 accredited schools where carpentry classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in carpentry in the state of Washington State, which encompasses carpentry training at the following levels:

  • Carpentry Certificate
  • Associates degree in Carpentry


  1. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  2. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  3. Grays Harbor College

    1620 Edward P Smith Drive, Aberdeen, Washington 98520-7599

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  4. Green River Community College

    12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, Washington 98092-3622

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  5. Bates Technical College

    1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

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  6. Seattle Community College-Central Campus

    1701 Broadway Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

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  7. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  8. Walla Walla Community College

    500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, Washington 99362-9267

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  9. Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Carpentry Employment

Washington State 22,930
National 656,880

Of all of the carpentry professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Carpentry professionals In Washington State

27,690 31,730 33,380 28,260 22,930
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Carpentry is a shrinking field in Washington State. In Washington State, 4,760 less carpentry professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 17% decline in the field. This is slower than the trend for carpentry professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of carpentry professionals has shrunk by 36% between 2006 and 2010.

Carpentry VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$48,957 $47,633 $48,407 $48,173 $49,940
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Carpentry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by carpentry professionals is increasing in Washington State. The mean salary for carpentry professionals in 2006 was $48,957 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $49,940 per year.

Salary percentiles for Carpentry professionals in Washington State

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Thus, carpentry professionals' salaries grew by 2% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of carpentry, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid carpentry professionals earning 135% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Carpentry professionals and related professions in Washington State


Carpentry professionals in Washington State earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Carpentry programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


As the number of carpentry professionals is decreasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited carpentry schools in Washington State state is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 236 graduates in 2006. And there were 163 graduates from carpentry courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 31% percent decrease in the number of carpentry school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an associate's degree in carpentry.

Carpentry Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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