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Carpentry Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 5 accredited schools where carpentry classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the carpentry academic community in Colorado, and the future trends in carpentry training at the carpentry certificate level.


  1. Arapahoe Community College

    5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, Colorado 80160-9002

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  2. Emily Griffith Opportunity School

    1250 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado 80204-2197

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  3. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

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  4. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255

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  5. Pickens Technical College

    500 Airport Blvd, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9307

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Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Carpentry Employment

Colorado 12,900
National 656,880

Of all of the carpentry professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Carpentry professionals In Colorado

17,580 18,090 17,010 15,090 12,900
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, carpentry is a shrinking field. 4,680 less carpentry professionals were working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of carpentry professionals has shrunk by 27%. This decline is slower than the change in the number of carpentry professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of carpentry professionals has shrunk by 36% from 2006 to 2010.

Carpentry VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$44,030 $48,777 $49,987 $50,363 $62,465
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Carpentry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to carpentry professionals are growing in Colorado. In 2006 carpentry professionals made a mean salary of $44,030 per year, and in 2010 they made $62,465 per year.

Salary percentiles for Carpentry professionals in Colorado

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This represents a growth in salaries of 30%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Colorado, 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 151%

Average Salaries for Carpentry professionals and related professions in Colorado


In Colorado, carpentry professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited carpentry schools in Colorado is increasing. In 2006, 19 students graduated from carpentry courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 109 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of carpentry school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado by 474%. A majority of these graduates, or 89%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in carpentry.

Carpentry Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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