Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-2041 Carpet Installers

Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials. Excludes "Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles" (47-2042).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
25,580 4.0 % $19.39 $40,320 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.16 $13.00 $17.35 $24.21 $32.58
Annual Wage (2) $21,130 $27,050 $36,090 $50,350 $67,760


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 14,910 2.24 $20.19 $42,000
Home Furnishings Stores 8,310 3.68 $18.09 $37,640
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 240 0.26 $22.76 $47,350
Nonresidential Building Construction 170 0.03 $19.50 $40,550
Furniture Stores 170 0.08 $15.87 $33,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Furnishings Stores 8,310 3.68 $18.09 $37,640
Building Finishing Contractors 14,910 2.24 $20.19 $42,000
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 240 0.26 $22.76 $47,350
Furniture Stores 170 0.08 $15.87 $33,020
Specialized Design Services 50 0.05 $23.33 $48,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 40 (7) $24.16 $50,250
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $23.81 $49,530
Specialized Design Services 50 0.05 $23.33 $48,530
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 240 0.26 $22.76 $47,350
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $20.54 $42,720


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,560 0.40 1.97 $20.45 $42,530
Pennsylvania 1,800 0.33 1.63 $19.82 $41,220
Illinois 1,800 0.33 1.62 $23.77 $49,450
New York 1,390 0.17 0.83 $23.65 $49,200
Missouri 1,100 0.43 2.12 $21.83 $45,400




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 580 0.52 2.58 $21.02 $43,720
Oregon 700 0.44 2.21 $17.53 $36,460
Missouri 1,100 0.43 2.12 $21.83 $45,400
California 5,560 0.40 1.97 $20.45 $42,530
Pennsylvania 1,800 0.33 1.63 $19.82 $41,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 420 0.13 0.67 $26.71 $55,550
New Jersey 800 0.21 1.05 $25.78 $53,620
Illinois 1,800 0.33 1.62 $23.77 $49,450
New York 1,390 0.17 0.83 $23.65 $49,200
Minnesota 390 0.15 0.75 $22.39 $46,570

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.38 1.88 $25.31 $52,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.27 1.34 $19.57 $40,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 980 0.71 3.53 $17.53 $36,460
St. Louis, MO-IL 930 0.74 3.68 $21.15 $44,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 890 0.18 0.88 $25.25 $52,530
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.59 2.93 $27.28 $56,730
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 510 0.54 2.66 $18.45 $38,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.45 2.23 $20.60 $42,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.21 1.04 $16.33 $33,970
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 480 0.38 1.91 $17.63 $36,670




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Louis, MO-IL 930 0.74 3.68 $21.15 $44,000
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 980 0.71 3.53 $17.53 $36,460
Reno-Sparks, NV 120 0.65 3.25 $24.03 $49,980
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.59 2.93 $27.28 $56,730
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 100 0.59 2.92 $20.00 $41,610
Evansville, IN-KY 100 0.58 2.86 $18.19 $37,830
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.55 2.74 $24.86 $51,700
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 510 0.54 2.66 $18.45 $38,370
Morgantown, WV 30 0.53 2.64 $16.91 $35,170
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 420 0.49 2.43 $22.95 $47,740




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 0.66 $38.80 $80,700
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 270 0.17 0.82 $28.65 $59,580
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.43 2.14 $27.34 $56,870
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.59 2.93 $27.28 $56,730
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 50 0.34 1.69 $27.13 $56,420
Kansas City, MO-KS 150 0.15 0.76 $26.98 $56,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 420 0.24 1.17 $25.87 $53,810
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.38 1.88 $25.31 $52,640
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 890 0.18 0.88 $25.25 $52,530
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 250 0.25 1.26 $25.20 $52,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.25 1.25 $17.31 $36,000
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 1.90 $14.38 $29,910
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 4.13 $17.91 $37,240
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 2.37 $15.73 $32,730
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 1.99 $14.15 $29,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 4.13 $17.91 $37,240
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 2.86 $17.75 $36,920
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 2.37 $15.73 $32,730
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 1.99 $14.15 $29,440
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 1.90 $14.38 $29,910

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.19 $46,150
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.83 $39,160
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.91 $37,250
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 4.13 $17.91 $37,240
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.32 $17.81 $37,040


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011