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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
18,300 5.2 % $ 25.90 $ 53,880 2.3 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.35 $ 17.95 $ 23.11 $ 31.98 $ 39.72
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,840 $ 37,330 $ 48,060 $ 66,510 $ 82,630


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 12,920 1.60 $ 27.11 $ 56,400
Home Furnishings Stores 1,840 0.81 $ 24.32 $ 50,590
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,020 0.08 $ 24.97 $ 51,930
Residential Building Construction 640 0.08 $ 20.94 $ 43,560
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 290 0.03 $ 23.31 $ 48,490

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 12,920 1.60 $ 27.11 $ 56,400
Home Furnishings Stores 1,840 0.81 $ 24.32 $ 50,590
Residential Building Construction 640 0.08 $ 20.94 $ 43,560
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,020 0.08 $ 24.97 $ 51,930
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 170 0.07 $ 16.26 $ 33,830

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)
Building Finishing Contractors 12,920 1.60 $ 27.11 $ 56,400
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,020 0.08 $ 24.97 $ 51,930
Home Furnishings Stores 1,840 0.81 $ 24.32 $ 50,590
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 290 0.03 $ 23.31 $ 48,490
Furniture Stores 90 0.04 $ 22.49 $ 46,780


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.



Map of employment of floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles by state, May 2021


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 4,300 0.26 2.00 $ 30.97 $ 64,420
Missouri 1,060 0.39 2.99 $ 26.61 $ 55,340
Texas 840 0.07 0.53 $ 19.41 $ 40,380
New York 780 0.09 0.70 $ 31.11 $ 64,710
Washington 760 0.24 1.82 $ 22.88 $ 47,580


Map of location quotient of floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles by state, May 2021


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 220 0.39 3.02 $ 35.89 $ 74,650
Missouri 1,060 0.39 2.99 $ 26.61 $ 55,340
Nebraska 270 0.28 2.19 $ 17.18 $ 35,730
California 4,300 0.26 2.00 $ 30.97 $ 64,420
Washington 760 0.24 1.82 $ 22.88 $ 47,580


Map of annual mean wages of floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles by state, May 2021


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 260 0.07 0.52 $ 43.67 $ 90,830
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $ 42.45 $ 88,290
Hawaii 220 0.39 3.02 $ 35.89 $ 74,650
Massachusetts 250 0.07 0.57 $ 33.74 $ 70,180
Illinois 570 0.10 0.78 $ 33.71 $ 70,130



Map of employment of floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles by area, May 2021


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 1,180 0.21 1.58 $ 30.67 $ 63,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 660 0.43 3.31 $ 28.46 $ 59,190
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 650 0.07 0.58 $ 38.03 $ 79,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 550 0.24 1.88 $ 35.26 $ 73,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 520 0.41 3.12 $ 28.69 $ 59,670
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 480 0.25 1.91 $ 23.69 $ 49,270
Kansas City, MO-KS 470 0.46 3.56 $ 26.46 $ 55,050
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 440 0.32 2.43 $ 29.32 $ 60,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.22 1.67 $ 31.17 $ 64,830
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 390 0.36 2.80 $ 37.28 $ 77,540


Map of location quotient of floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles by area, May 2021


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)
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.52 4.01 $ 28.71 $ 59,710
Kansas City, MO-KS 470 0.46 3.56 $ 26.46 $ 55,050
Urban Honolulu, HI 170 0.44 3.35 $ 36.33 $ 75,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 660 0.43 3.31 $ 28.46 $ 59,190
St. Louis, MO-IL 520 0.41 3.12 $ 28.69 $ 59,670
Portland-South Portland, ME 80 0.40 3.05 $ 22.20 $ 46,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 390 0.36 2.80 $ 37.28 $ 77,540
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 440 0.32 2.43 $ 29.32 $ 60,980
Provo-Orem, UT 80 0.30 2.29 $ 14.69 $ 30,560
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 60 0.26 1.98 $ 21.39 $ 44,490


Map of annual mean wages of floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 650 0.07 0.58 $ 38.03 $ 79,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.11 0.87 $ 37.89 $ 78,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 390 0.36 2.80 $ 37.28 $ 77,540
Urban Honolulu, HI 170 0.44 3.35 $ 36.33 $ 75,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 550 0.24 1.88 $ 35.26 $ 73,340
Reno, NV 50 0.23 1.78 $ 34.92 $ 72,630
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 380 0.09 0.69 $ 34.59 $ 71,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.08 0.62 $ 34.30 $ 71,330
Pittsburgh, PA 150 0.15 1.13 $ 31.78 $ 66,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.22 1.67 $ 31.17 $ 64,830

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 3.54 $ 24.05 $ 50,030
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 3.58 $ 19.00 $ 39,520
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 4.51 $ 24.54 $ 51,050
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.07 $ 29.81 $ 62,010
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 2.50 $ 21.97 $ 45,710

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 4.51 $ 24.54 $ 51,050
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 3.58 $ 19.00 $ 39,520
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 3.54 $ 24.05 $ 50,030
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 2.50 $ 21.97 $ 45,710
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.07 $ 29.81 $ 62,010

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.07 $ 29.81 $ 62,010
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 4.51 $ 24.54 $ 51,050
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 3.54 $ 24.05 $ 50,030
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 2.50 $ 21.97 $ 45,710
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 3.58 $ 19.00 $ 39,520


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022