Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
25,810 5.1 % $20.77 $43,210 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.11 $12.91 $17.89 $25.96 $37.36
Annual Wage (2) $21,020 $26,850 $37,220 $54,010 $77,700


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 16,410 2.26 $21.44 $44,600
Home Furnishings Stores 7,020 2.79 $19.54 $40,630
Residential Building Construction 420 0.06 $17.60 $36,610
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 320 0.04 $18.31 $38,090
Nonresidential Building Construction 140 0.02 $29.28 $60,910

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 7,020 2.79 $19.54 $40,630
Building Finishing Contractors 16,410 2.26 $21.44 $44,600
Residential Building Construction 420 0.06 $17.60 $36,610
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.05 $16.63 $34,590
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 320 0.04 $18.31 $38,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 140 0.02 $29.28 $60,910
Traveler Accommodation 50 (7) $25.72 $53,490
Building Finishing Contractors 16,410 2.26 $21.44 $44,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $19.79 $41,170
Home Furnishings Stores 7,020 2.79 $19.54 $40,630


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 6,130 0.40 2.11 $23.78 $49,450
Pennsylvania 1,680 0.29 1.58 $19.72 $41,030
Illinois 1,520 0.26 1.38 $25.30 $52,620
New York 1,360 0.15 0.81 $28.12 $58,500
Michigan 880 0.21 1.13 $19.27 $40,080



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)
Delaware 270 0.62 3.29 $19.04 $39,610
Hawaii 280 0.44 2.37 $26.04 $54,160
California 6,130 0.40 2.11 $23.78 $49,450
Wyoming 110 0.38 2.02 $15.20 $31,610
Vermont 110 0.37 1.96 $18.42 $38,310



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,360 0.15 0.81 $28.12 $58,500
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $26.78 $55,710
Hawaii 280 0.44 2.37 $26.04 $54,160
Illinois 1,520 0.26 1.38 $25.30 $52,620
Massachusetts 690 0.20 1.09 $25.08 $52,160




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.45 2.40 $20.16 $41,940
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.17 0.92 $28.28 $58,810
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.72 3.83 $22.47 $46,740
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 890 0.25 1.34 $28.97 $60,250
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.70 3.77 $33.92 $70,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 670 0.66 3.51 $26.68 $55,500
Pittsburgh, PA 560 0.49 2.64 $20.03 $41,660
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 500 0.37 1.99 $18.15 $37,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 490 0.37 1.99 $25.06 $52,120
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 420 0.36 1.90 $17.36 $36,100



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)
Wenatchee, WA 50 1.10 5.90 $23.21 $48,270
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 100 0.82 4.38 $18.39 $38,250
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 100 0.79 4.25 $17.53 $36,460
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.72 3.83 $22.47 $46,740
Fort Wayne, IN 150 0.71 3.79 $18.05 $37,540
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.70 3.77 $33.92 $70,550
Lima, OH 30 0.69 3.66 $22.88 $47,590
Reno, NV 140 0.68 3.63 $24.92 $51,830
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 670 0.66 3.51 $26.68 $55,500
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 110 0.59 3.16 $17.03 $35,420



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)
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 0.64 $40.42 $84,070
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.70 3.77 $33.92 $70,550
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.82 $68,270
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.20 1.07 $29.04 $60,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 890 0.25 1.34 $28.97 $60,250
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.17 0.92 $28.28 $58,810
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 410 0.24 1.26 $28.21 $58,680
Urban Honolulu, HI 210 0.47 2.52 $27.84 $57,910
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 100 0.11 0.60 $27.40 $57,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 670 0.66 3.51 $26.68 $55,500

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 3.49 $14.64 $30,460
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.21 1.12 $20.57 $42,780
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 1.33 7.11 $15.14 $31,500
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.66 $12.12 $25,200
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.67 $16.41 $34,140

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)
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 1.33 7.11 $15.14 $31,500
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 4.25 $24.01 $49,940
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.72 3.84 $26.85 $55,840
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 3.49 $14.64 $30,460
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.80 $17.35 $36,080

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)
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.72 3.84 $26.85 $55,840
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.05 $52,100
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 4.25 $24.01 $49,940
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.51 $23.87 $49,660
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.21 1.12 $20.57 $42,780


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016