Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters


Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products. Exclude 'Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' (51-7041 through 51-7042) who specialize in one or a limited number of machine phases.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Millwork, Plywood & Structural Members
  2. Household Furniture
  3. Partitions And Fixtures
  4. Furniture And Homefurnishings Stores
  5. Wood Containers

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 3,730 12.03 8.37 13.86 25,020 17,410 28,830
Joplin MSA 110 9.67 7.84 10.58 20,110 16,320 22,000
Columbia MSA 50 12.70 9.16 14.47 26,410 19,060 30,090
St Joseph MSA 70 9.48 7.61 10.41 19,710 15,820 21,660
Springfield MSA 270 9.93 7.48 11.15 20,650 15,560 23,200
St Louis MSA 1,190 13.85 10.89 15.33 28,810 22,640 31,890
Kansas City* 1,010 13.50 10.33 15.08 28,077 21,494 31,369
Central Region* 230 10.42 7.21 12.03 21,674 14,996 25,014
Northwest Region* 130 8.76 6.77 9.76 18,222 14,078 20,294
Ozark Region* 300 10.00 7.51 11.24 20,800 15,622 23,389
South Central Region* 320 8.83 7.16 9.67 18,368 14,892 20,107
Southeast Region* 220 10.19 8.22 11.18 21,194 17,088 23,246
Southwest Region* 310 10.04 7.78 11.17 20,878 16,174 23,229
St. Charles* 110 12.82 9.84 14.31 26,664 20,461 29,765
St. Louis City* 270 15.27 11.13 17.34 31,768 23,158 36,072
St. Louis County* 390 14.07 10.42 15.89 29,265 21,674 33,060
West Central Region* 90 8.93 6.81 9.99 18,573 14,163 20,778
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 110 13.43 11.58 14.35 27,932 24,082 29,857

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 3,880 4,430 550 14.18 178 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 1,130 1,240 110 9.73 47 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 1,360 1,540 180 13.24 61 Great
Central Region* 340 390 50 14.71 16 Great
Northeast Region* 480 470 -10 -2.08 15 Fair
Northwest Region* 90 100 10 11.11 3 Good
Ozark Region* 280 330 50 17.86 15 Outstanding
South Central Region* 450 450 .00 15 Great
Southwest Region* 250 270 20 8.00 10 Outstanding
West Central Region* 210 230 20 9.52 9 Great

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months)
or training in one of the following
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright