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Carpentry Schools In Illinois

Illinois has 5 accredited carpentry schools where carpentry faculty who teach carpentry classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of carpentry and carpentry training in Illinois, which includes carpentry training at the following levels:


  1. Southwestern Illinois College

    2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, Illinois 62221-5899

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  2. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

    6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60621-2709

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  3. Kaskaskia College

    27210 College Rd, Centralia, Illinois 62801

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  4. Prairie State College

    202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411-8226

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  5. Southeastern Illinois College

    3575 College Road, Harrisburg, Illinois 62946

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Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Carpentry Employment

Illinois 30,600
National 656,880

Approximately 5% of the country's carpentry professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Carpentry professionals In Illinois

44,920 44,590 41,740 35,990 30,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of carpentry professionals is shrinking in Illinois. 14,320 less carpentry professionals were working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of carpentry has shrunk by 32% in Illinois. This decline is slower than the national trend for carpentry professionals which shows a 36% decrease in the number of carpentry professionals working around the nation.

Carpentry VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$50,273 $52,807 $55,077 $57,923 $57,957
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Carpentry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of carpentry professionals is declining, the salaries paid to carpentry professionals are increasing in Illinois. The mean salary for carpentry professionals in 2006 was $50,273 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,957 per year.

Salary percentiles for Carpentry professionals in Illinois

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This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Illinois state, within the field of carpentry, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid carpentry professionals earn 177% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Carpentry professionals and related professions in Illinois


In Illinois, carpentry professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of carpentry professionals is decreasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited carpentry schools in Illinois state is decreasing. In 2006, 120 students graduated from carpentry courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 82 students graduated.

This represents a 32% decrease in the number of carpentry degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. A majority of these graduates, or 80%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in carpentry.

Carpentry Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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