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Carpentry Schools In Minnesota

In Minnesota, there are 17 accredited schools where carpentry classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Minnesota'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. Alexandria Technical & Community College

    1601 Jefferson Streeet, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

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  2. Northwest Technical College

    905 Grant Avenue SE, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601-4907

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  3. Dakota County Technical College

    1300 145th Street East, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068-2999

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  4. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000

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  5. Hennepin Technical College

    9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  6. South Central College

    1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, Minnesota 56003-1920

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  7. Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

    1001 Chestnut St W, Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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  8. Minneapolis Community and Technical College

    1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1779

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  9. Northland Community and Technical College

    1101 Hwy One East, Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701

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  10. Rochester Community and Technical College

    851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999

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  11. St. Cloud Technical and Community College

    1540 Northway Drive, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303-1240

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  12. Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College

    235 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-9808

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  13. Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center

    935 Olson Memorial Hwy, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405

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  14. Ridgewater College

    2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, Minnesota 56201

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  15. Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical

    1250 Homer Rd, Winona, Minnesota 55987

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  16. Leech Lake Tribal College

    6945 Littlewolf Road NW, Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

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Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Carpentry Employment

Minnesota 13,150
National 656,880

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

Employment Growth for Carpentry professionals In Minnesota

22,730 19,750 18,580 15,440 13,150
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, carpentry is a shrinking field. There were 9,580 less carpentry professionals working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 42% decline in the field. This decline is faster 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 Minnesota

$45,093 $45,373 $49,653 $48,677 $50,583
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Carpentry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to carpentry professionals are growing in Minnesota. In 2006 carpentry professionals made a mean salary of $45,093 per year, and in 2010 they made $50,583 per year.

Salary percentiles for Carpentry professionals in Minnesota

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Thus, carpentry professionals' salaries grew by 11% 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 165% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Minnesota state.

Average Salaries for Carpentry professionals and related professions in Minnesota


In Minnesota, carpentry professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 17 accredited carpentry schools in Minnesota is decreasing. In 2006 there were 451 carpentry graduates from carpentry courses in Minnesota and in 2010 there were 309 graduates.

This represents a 31% decrease in the number of carpentry degree or certificate school graduates in Minnesota state. Most of these graduates, or 79%, earned an undergraduate certificate in carpentry.

Carpentry Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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