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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.


National estimates for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
Industry profile for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
Geographic profile for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

National estimates for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,720 7.4 % $ 23.91 $ 49,740 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.11 $ 16.30 $ 21.89 $ 29.55 $ 38.22
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,260 $ 33,900 $ 45,520 $ 61,450 $ 79,500


Industry profile for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 13,290 1.65 $ 24.26 $ 50,450
Home Furnishings Stores 1,520 0.73 $ 22.35 $ 46,490
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 330 0.04 $ 25.24 $ 52,490
Nonresidential Building Construction 260 0.03 $ 22.12 $ 46,000
Residential Building Construction 230 0.03 $ 17.36 $ 36,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 13,290 1.65 $ 24.26 $ 50,450
Home Furnishings Stores 1,520 0.73 $ 22.35 $ 46,490
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 220 0.09 $ 20.34 $ 42,320
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 330 0.04 $ 25.24 $ 52,490
Residential Building Construction 230 0.03 $ 17.36 $ 36,100

Top paying industries for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 30 (7) $ 26.06 $ 54,200
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 330 0.04 $ 25.24 $ 52,490
Building Finishing Contractors 13,290 1.65 $ 24.26 $ 50,450
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $ 22.38 $ 46,560
Home Furnishings Stores 1,520 0.73 $ 22.35 $ 46,490


Geographic profile for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,300 0.32 2.68 $ 27.20 $ 56,570
Florida 1,030 0.12 1.02 $ 19.23 $ 40,000
North Carolina 720 0.17 1.40 $ 16.11 $ 33,500
New York 660 0.08 0.63 $ 26.73 $ 55,590
Ohio 630 0.12 1.02 $ 21.64 $ 45,010




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 280 0.50 4.13 $ 33.14 $ 68,940
Idaho 290 0.40 3.31 $ 19.88 $ 41,360
California 5,300 0.32 2.68 $ 27.20 $ 56,570
South Dakota 120 0.30 2.52 $ 17.03 $ 35,430
Missouri 610 0.23 1.89 $ 21.43 $ 44,580




Top paying states for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 33.33 $ 69,330
Hawaii 280 0.50 4.13 $ 33.14 $ 68,940
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 0.49 $ 28.87 $ 60,050
Wisconsin 440 0.16 1.34 $ 27.66 $ 57,540
California 5,300 0.32 2.68 $ 27.20 $ 56,570





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,360 0.23 1.95 $ 22.99 $ 47,820
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 850 0.37 3.04 $ 33.74 $ 70,190
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 810 0.58 4.83 $ 27.08 $ 56,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 810 0.54 4.50 $ 26.51 $ 55,140
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 590 0.54 4.47 $ 32.04 $ 66,640
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 450 0.38 3.12 $ 15.46 $ 32,150
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 440 0.05 0.41 $ 31.24 $ 64,970
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 430 0.44 3.65 $ 28.15 $ 58,550
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 350 0.20 1.66 $ 24.60 $ 51,170
Kansas City, MO-KS 280 0.27 2.27 $ 23.45 $ 48,790




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wenatchee, WA 60 1.39 11.55 $ 26.36 $ 54,840
Urban Honolulu, HI 250 0.60 5.00 $ 34.02 $ 70,760
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 810 0.58 4.83 $ 27.08 $ 56,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 810 0.54 4.50 $ 26.51 $ 55,140
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 590 0.54 4.47 $ 32.04 $ 66,640
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 430 0.44 3.65 $ 28.15 $ 58,550
Sioux Falls, SD 70 0.43 3.61 $ 19.34 $ 40,230
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 450 0.38 3.12 $ 15.46 $ 32,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 850 0.37 3.04 $ 33.74 $ 70,190
Utica-Rome, NY 30 0.28 2.31 $ 18.64 $ 38,770




Top paying metropolitan areas for Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Urban Honolulu, HI 250 0.60 5.00 $ 34.02 $ 70,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 850 0.37 3.04 $ 33.74 $ 70,190
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $ 33.51 $ 69,690
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $ 32.04 $ 66,650
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 590 0.54 4.47 $ 32.04 $ 66,640
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 220 0.27 2.23 $ 31.82 $ 66,180
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 440 0.05 0.41 $ 31.24 $ 64,970
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) $ 28.34 $ 58,960
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 430 0.44 3.65 $ 28.15 $ 58,550
Madison, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 27.76 $ 57,730


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021