Pittsburgh, PA (population: 305,708) has two carpentry schools within its city limits. Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh, the highest ranked school in the city with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 275. It is the 2606th highest ranked school in the USA and the 226th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Carpentry students from Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh area alone, there are 8,980 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $32,370. Carpenters in this area earn $41,990/yr and there are 7,480 employed.
Pittsburgh lies in Allegheny county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Pittsburgh area has 1,114,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.5% unemployment rate, $19.93/hr average worker wage, and a $41,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.713 out of every 1000 jobs in Pittsburgh are held by carpenters, and 8.055/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 2 carpentry schools in Pittsburgh, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh comes out as the most expensive ($16,178/yr) for carpentry students, with Community College of Allegheny County as the lowest, reported at only $6,309/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pittsburgh|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||50.7 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||54.6 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||77.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||80.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||84.3 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||95.1 miles|