Helpers--Carpenters
SOC: 47-3012.00

Description:

Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
39,700 employed

Projected (2024):
42,700 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Beam Builder Helper
  • Building Carpenter Helper
  • Cabinetmaker Helper
  • Carpenter Assistant
  • Carpenter Assistant, Installer
  • Carpenter Helper
  • Carpenter Mate
  • Carpenter's Helper
  • Carpenter/Labor
  • Carpenters Helper
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Carpenters Helper
  • Cooper Helper
  • Drywall Hanger, Framer
  • Form Setter
  • Form Setter/Driver
  • Framing and Hanging
  • Hammerer Helper
  • Hanger
  • Hardwood Floor Installation Helper
  • House Carpenter Helper
  • Joiner Helper
  • Shipwright Helper
  • Timber Framer Helper


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Position and hold timbers, lumber, or paneling in place for fastening or cutting.
  • Erect scaffolding, shoring, or braces.
  • Select tools, equipment, or materials from storage and transport items to work site.
  • Fasten timbers or lumber with glue, screws, pegs, or nails and install hardware.
  • Clean work areas, machines, or equipment, to maintain a clean and safe job site.
  • Hold plumb bobs, sighting rods, or other equipment to aid in establishing reference points and lines.
  • Align, straighten, plumb, or square forms for installation.
  • Smooth or sand surfaces to remove ridges, tool marks, glue, or caulking.
  • Perform tie spacing layout and measure, mark, drill or cut.
  • Secure stakes to grids for constructions of footings, nail scabs to footing forms, and vibrate and float concrete.
  • Construct forms and assist in raising them to the required elevation.
  • Install handrails under the direction of a carpenter.
  • Glue and clamp edges or joints of assembled parts.
  • Cut and install insulating or sound-absorbing material.
  • Cut tile or linoleum to fit and spread adhesives on flooring for installation.
  • Cover surfaces with laminated plastic covering material.
  • Drill holes in timbers or lumber.
  • Cut timbers, lumber, or paneling to specified dimensions.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Air compressors
  • Block planes
  • Braces and bits
  • Brooms
  • Carpenters' chisels
  • Carpenters' levels
  • Caulking guns
  • Chalk lines
  • Circular saws
  • Claw hammers
  • Combination squares
  • Concrete floats
  • Concrete vibrators
  • Dial calipers
  • Drywall knives
  • Framing squares
  • Hand clamps
  • Hand saws
  • Ladders
  • Layout squares
  • Marking gauges
  • Measuring tapes
  • Miter saws
  • Mitre boxes
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Picks
  • Plumb bobs
  • Power drills
  • Power grinders
  • Power sanders
  • Power screwguns
  • Precision levels
  • Protective ear plugs
  • Random orbital sanders
  • Respirators
  • Scaffolding
  • Shovels
  • Sledgehammers
  • Socket wrenches
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Table saws
  • Utility knives
  • Wood files
  • Bosch Punch List
  • Cost estimating software
  • Craftsman CD Estimator
  • Drawing and drafting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
  • Intuit Quicken software
  • Job costing software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal


  • construction and extraction


    industry stats

    SOC: 47-0000

    Total Employed: 5,477,820

    Average Annual Salary: $47,580