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Carpentry Schools In California

California has 16 accredited carpentry schools where carpentry faculty who teach carpentry classes can find employment. The trends in California's carpentry academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in carpentry includes carpentry training at the following levels:


  1. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  2. Bakersfield College

    1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299

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  3. California College of the Arts

    5212 Broadway, Oakland, California 94618-1487

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  4. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  5. El Camino Community College District

    16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506

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  6. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  7. Gavilan College

    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, California 95020

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  8. Hartnell College

    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California 93901

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  9. Imperial Valley College

    380 E. Aten Road, Imperial, California 92251-0158

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  10. Laney College

    900 Fallon St, Oakland, California 94607

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  11. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  12. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

    400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015-4181

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  13. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  14. College of the Redwoods

    7351 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, California 95501-9300

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  15. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

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  16. Sierra College

    5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-3397

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Professional Trends

California Vs. National Carpentry Employment

California 65,660
National 656,880

Of all of the carpentry professionals that work in the US, approximately 10% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Carpentry professionals In California

148,200 130,720 110,840 83,700 65,660
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of carpentry professionals is shrinking in California. There were 82,540 less carpentry professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 56% decline in the field. This is faster 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 California

$49,507 $50,280 $53,967 $54,333 $55,617
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Carpentry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to carpentry professionals are growing in California. In 2006 carpentry professionals made a mean salary of $49,507 per year, and in 2010 they made $55,617 per year.

Salary percentiles for Carpentry professionals in California

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This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of California, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of carpentry. The pay differential between the highest paid carpentry professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 175%

Average Salaries for Carpentry professionals and related professions in California


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

Educational Trends

Carpentry programs available for each degree type for all schools in California


The number of students graduating from the 16 accredited carpentry schools in California is increasing. In California, there were 144 graduates in 2006. And there were 314 graduates from carpentry courses in 2010.

This represents a 118% increase in the number of carpentry degree or certificate school graduates in California state. Most of these graduates, or 57%, earned a undergraduate certificate in carpentry.

Carpentry Faculty Salaries in California

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