Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
25,350 4.6 % $19.68 $40,930 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.27 $13.23 $17.66 $24.04 $33.43
Annual Wage (2) $21,350 $27,510 $36,740 $50,010 $69,530


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 15,050 2.40 $20.26 $42,140
Home Furnishings Stores 7,580 3.30 $18.88 $39,270
Residential Building Construction 650 0.11 $19.71 $40,990
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 290 0.31 $18.54 $38,570
Nonresidential Building Construction 240 0.04 $20.85 $43,360

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 7,580 3.30 $18.88 $39,270
Building Finishing Contractors 15,050 2.40 $20.26 $42,140
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 290 0.31 $18.54 $38,570
Residential Building Construction 650 0.11 $19.71 $40,990
Furniture Stores 100 0.05 $12.97 $26,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 50 (7) $25.05 $52,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $23.12 $48,080
Employment Services 60 (7) $21.73 $45,190
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $21.51 $44,740
Nonresidential Building Construction 240 0.04 $20.85 $43,360


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 4,860 0.34 1.75 $21.17 $44,030
Illinois 1,850 0.33 1.69 $23.52 $48,920
Pennsylvania 1,590 0.28 1.46 $20.04 $41,680
New York 1,550 0.18 0.93 $19.16 $39,850
Ohio 960 0.19 0.98 $20.45 $42,530




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 800 0.71 3.65 $20.71 $43,090
Hawaii 250 0.42 2.16 $20.81 $43,290
Oregon 550 0.34 1.76 $16.54 $34,400
Delaware 140 0.34 1.74 $18.18 $37,810
California 4,860 0.34 1.75 $21.17 $44,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 930 0.24 1.26 $26.26 $54,630
Minnesota 410 0.15 0.79 $24.43 $50,820
Illinois 1,850 0.33 1.69 $23.52 $48,920
Arizona 460 0.19 0.97 $22.36 $46,520
Missouri 800 0.31 1.58 $22.00 $45,770





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.40 2.05 $26.05 $54,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.20 1.04 $17.05 $35,470
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.62 3.21 $15.88 $33,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.19 0.97 $21.02 $43,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 690 0.55 2.81 $19.61 $40,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 650 0.51 2.62 $22.91 $47,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 550 0.47 2.43 $17.50 $36,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 500 0.56 2.88 $25.57 $53,180
Pittsburgh, PA 490 0.44 2.25 $21.79 $45,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 490 0.22 1.12 $16.54 $34,390




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)
Reno-Sparks, NV 160 0.84 4.31 $19.42 $40,390
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 40 0.82 4.23 $16.98 $35,330
Lancaster, PA 150 0.70 3.57 $19.84 $41,270
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.62 3.21 $15.88 $33,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 500 0.56 2.88 $25.57 $53,180
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 690 0.55 2.81 $19.61 $40,790
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 170 0.55 2.80 $19.51 $40,570
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.52 2.67 $27.30 $56,780
St. Louis, MO-IL 650 0.51 2.62 $22.91 $47,650
Honolulu, HI 220 0.50 2.59 $20.92 $43,510




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)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $34.37 $71,500
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.18 0.92 $33.64 $69,960
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.60 $69,880
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 50 0.33 1.71 $31.77 $66,090
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 200 0.16 0.84 $30.45 $63,350
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.24 1.21 $27.72 $57,650
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.52 2.67 $27.30 $56,780
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 40 0.24 1.22 $26.20 $54,500
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.40 2.05 $26.05 $54,180
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.12 0.62 $25.83 $53,720

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 120 0.30 1.55 $17.73 $36,880
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 1.93 $16.85 $35,050
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 1.97 $23.36 $48,600
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 2.72 $10.21 $21,250
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.85 (8) (8)

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)
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.34 6.88 $14.69 $30,550
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 2.72 $10.21 $21,250
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 2.23 $13.30 $27,660
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 1.97 $23.36 $48,600
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 1.93 $16.85 $35,050

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)
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.30 $25.42 $52,880
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 1.97 $23.36 $48,600
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.60 $38,680
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.30 $38,060
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.30 1.55 $17.73 $36,880


About May 2012 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:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013