Salem, OR (population: 157,890) has one carpentry school within its city limits. Chemeketa Community College has a total student population of 12,217. It is the 5468th highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Carpentry students from Salem schools who go on to become carpenters, construction managers, construction workers, construction engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 743,760 people working as carpenters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,640. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Salem area alone, there are 1,150 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $32,640. Carpenters in this area earn $38,740/yr and there are 1,340 employed.
Salem lies in Marion county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Salem area has 146,360 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $18.82/hr average worker wage, and a $39,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.132 out of every 1000 jobs in Salem are held by carpenters, and 7.845/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chemeketa Community College ends up costing a student $5,817/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salem|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||36.3 miles|