Careers

Graduates of our Preservation Carpentry program go on to be restoration carpenters, museum conservators, owners of full-service design/build companies, and more. Some of the notable organizations for which they’ve worked include:


EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK AND WAGE INFORMATION
More than 90% of our graduates work in related fields. However, it’s difficult to find statistical employment data for specialized trades like preservation carpentry. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) classifies this as Carpentry, which includes many specialized trades. Visit the DOL website to explore the general outlook for carpentry careers.Payscale reports wage data for the Historic Preservation Industry. This classification doesn’t match the description for preservation carpentry exactly, but you can use it as a general guide. According to Payscale, the average annual salary for a construction superintendent in the historic preservation industry was $40,461 as of 2016. Comparatively, the average annual salary for carpenters was $43,736.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Job openings for preservation carpenters depend heavily on geographic location. Areas with high concentrations of historic properties will have more opportunities for preservation carpenters. Visit the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) to see a map.

Of course, there are many more places than those listed in the NRHP that need skilled preservation carpenters. Visit the following pages to view opportunities in historic preservation:

View the School's gainful employment report for Preservation Carpentry here.

Note: Due to privacy concerns, on-time completion rates are withheld when fewer than ten students in a graduating class received Title IV, or "federal," financial aid during their enrollment at NBSS. Because our programs are small, this information may be withheld or appear low in any given year.

Typical earnings rates are based on the earnings of our graduates as reported to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) by the Social Security Administration (SSA), and therefore may not be an accurate reflection of potential earnings in a given field.
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