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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
26,010 5.1 % $21.79 $45,320 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.81 $14.90 $19.27 $27.01 $35.69
Annual Wage (2) $24,570 $30,990 $40,090 $56,180 $74,240


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 15,340 1.83 $21.93 $45,620
Home Furnishings Stores 7,740 3.04 $22.53 $46,870
Residential Building Construction 710 0.09 $18.49 $38,460
Employment Services 270 0.01 $20.35 $42,320
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 210 0.01 $21.16 $44,010

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 7,740 3.04 $22.53 $46,870
Building Finishing Contractors 15,340 1.83 $21.93 $45,620
Residential Building Construction 710 0.09 $18.49 $38,460
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 180 0.08 $14.48 $30,120
Furniture Stores 80 0.03 $17.06 $35,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 30 (7) $26.34 $54,790
Traveler Accommodation 60 (7) $25.17 $52,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $23.07 $47,980
Home Furnishings Stores 7,740 3.04 $22.53 $46,870
Building Finishing Contractors 15,340 1.83 $21.93 $45,620


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 5,700 0.33 1.85 $24.30 $50,540
Texas 1,440 0.12 0.65 $18.06 $37,560
Pennsylvania 1,170 0.20 1.11 $19.62 $40,800
Nevada 1,150 0.83 4.68 $24.61 $51,190
Washington 1,100 0.33 1.87 $22.22 $46,220




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 1,150 0.83 4.68 $24.61 $51,190
Idaho 310 0.42 2.38 $18.20 $37,860
Missouri 1,050 0.37 2.10 (8) (8)
Oregon 670 0.35 2.00 $22.08 $45,930
Washington 1,100 0.33 1.87 $22.22 $46,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 680 0.19 1.06 $33.87 $70,440
Hawaii 130 0.20 1.11 $32.58 $67,760
Minnesota 670 0.23 1.32 $27.57 $57,350
Delaware 130 0.30 1.67 $27.31 $56,800
Nevada 1,150 0.83 4.68 $24.61 $51,190





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-Anaheim, CA 1,320 0.21 1.20 $24.61 $51,200
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,180 0.12 0.69 $23.74 $49,380
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,140 0.77 4.32 $25.53 $53,100
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 810 0.80 4.49 $24.24 $50,420
Kansas City, MO-KS 700 0.65 3.69 $16.45 $34,210
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 690 0.28 1.58 $30.86 $64,200
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 650 0.33 1.85 $18.79 $39,070
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 610 0.30 1.70 $21.71 $45,150
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 590 0.13 0.72 $24.49 $50,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 580 0.29 1.65 $28.10 $58,450




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)
Dalton, GA 150 2.37 13.37 $17.34 $36,060
Lebanon, PA 110 2.20 12.44 $19.50 $40,570
Reno, NV 300 1.23 6.93 $25.54 $53,120
Fond du Lac, WI 40 0.98 5.53 $21.38 $44,460
Fresno, CA 320 0.81 4.58 $16.93 $35,220
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 810 0.80 4.49 $24.24 $50,420
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,140 0.77 4.32 $25.53 $53,100
Racine, WI 60 0.74 4.19 $15.20 $31,620
Kansas City, MO-KS 700 0.65 3.69 $16.45 $34,210
Salem, OR 100 0.60 3.36 $24.50 $50,950




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 540 0.19 1.10 $36.55 $76,030
Urban Honolulu, HI 110 0.24 1.35 $32.80 $68,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 690 0.28 1.58 $30.86 $64,200
Madison, WI (8) (8) (8) $30.75 $63,960
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 130 0.52 2.96 $29.95 $62,290
St. Louis, MO-IL 370 0.27 1.51 $28.49 $59,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 580 0.29 1.65 $28.10 $58,450
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 160 0.43 2.41 $26.71 $55,560
Santa Rosa, CA 120 0.59 3.35 $26.33 $54,770
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $26.12 $54,320

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.50 $15.39 $32,010
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 2.35 $19.11 $39,750
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.14 0.78 $21.69 $45,120
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 2.48 $25.24 $52,490
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.95 $12.42 $25,820

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)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 2.48 $25.24 $52,490
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 2.35 $19.11 $39,750
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 1.63 $29.25 $60,840
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.50 $15.39 $32,010
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.95 $12.42 $25,820

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 1.63 $29.25 $60,840
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 2.48 $25.24 $52,490
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.14 0.78 $21.69 $45,120
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.23 $40,000
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 2.35 $19.11 $39,750


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020