Average Salary Per Year: $52,850
These skilled craftspeople use drawings to lay out and construct the frame of a structure. If you’ve ever driven down the road and seen the skeleton of a building in progress, you’re looking at the work of framers! They are responsible for assembling wall, ceiling and floor frames, and preparing them to be covered by drywall, brick, stone, wood panels, etc. Their role is essential, and they are constantly coordinating with all the other professionals working on a project.
*Average base salary from May of 2018 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program
Students can start in high school where programs are available.