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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Carpet Installers
Industry profile for Carpet Installers
Geographic profile for Carpet Installers

National estimates for Carpet Installers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Carpet Installers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
23,020 5.1 % $ 22.19 $ 46,150 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Carpet Installers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.45 $ 15.36 $ 19.94 $ 26.70 $ 36.42
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,900 $ 31,940 $ 41,480 $ 55,540 $ 75,750


Industry profile for Carpet Installers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Carpet Installers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Carpet Installers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Carpet Installers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 13,310 1.66 $ 22.23 $ 46,250
Home Furnishings Stores 6,630 3.19 $ 23.68 $ 49,250
Residential Building Construction 750 0.09 $ 18.14 $ 37,720
Employment Services 260 0.01 $ 20.78 $ 43,220
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.07 $ 16.37 $ 34,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Carpet Installers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Furnishings Stores 6,630 3.19 $ 23.68 $ 49,250
Building Finishing Contractors 13,310 1.66 $ 22.23 $ 46,250
Residential Building Construction 750 0.09 $ 18.14 $ 37,720
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.07 $ 16.37 $ 34,040
Furniture Stores 50 0.03 $ 20.28 $ 42,170

Top paying industries for Carpet Installers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 40 (7) $ 27.17 $ 56,520
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 30 (7) $ 26.39 $ 54,890
Home Furnishings Stores 6,630 3.19 $ 23.68 $ 49,250
Building Finishing Contractors 13,310 1.66 $ 22.23 $ 46,250
Employment Services 260 0.01 $ 20.78 $ 43,220


Geographic profile for Carpet Installers:

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





States with the highest employment level in Carpet Installers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,100 0.25 1.51 $ 24.07 $ 50,060
Nevada 1,350 1.08 6.53 $ 26.30 $ 54,700
Pennsylvania 1,310 0.24 1.44 $ 21.37 $ 44,460
Texas 1,270 0.11 0.63 $ 18.60 $ 38,690
Florida 1,240 0.15 0.88 $ 15.68 $ 32,610




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Carpet Installers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,350 1.08 6.53 $ 26.30 $ 54,700
Delaware 170 0.41 2.46 $ 26.72 $ 55,580
Missouri 1,080 0.40 2.43 (8) (8)
Idaho 260 0.36 2.19 $ 18.39 $ 38,240
Oregon 630 0.35 2.11 $ 22.67 $ 47,140




Top paying states for Carpet Installers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 200 0.34 2.07 $ 31.23 $ 64,960
Minnesota 660 0.24 1.47 $ 29.24 $ 60,830
New York 680 0.08 0.47 $ 28.64 $ 59,570
Massachusetts 600 0.18 1.08 $ 28.42 $ 59,110
Delaware 170 0.41 2.46 $ 26.72 $ 55,580





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Carpet Installers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,020 0.18 1.06 $ 23.87 $ 49,650
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 950 1.06 6.38 $ 26.57 $ 55,260
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 920 0.66 3.98 $ 24.26 $ 50,460
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 890 0.20 1.24 $ 22.67 $ 47,150
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 650 0.07 0.45 $ 30.37 $ 63,180
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 590 0.25 1.53 $ 31.15 $ 64,780
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 550 0.31 1.86 $ 20.23 $ 42,080
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 480 0.19 1.12 $ 29.63 $ 61,630
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 470 0.19 1.14 $ 15.58 $ 32,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 430 0.38 2.27 $ 23.08 $ 48,010




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Carpet Installers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Reno, NV 340 1.53 9.23 $ 25.66 $ 53,380
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 950 1.06 6.38 $ 26.57 $ 55,260
Fresno, CA 310 0.82 4.98 $ 17.31 $ 36,010
Dubuque, IA 40 0.73 4.39 $ 17.11 $ 35,580
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 920 0.66 3.98 $ 24.26 $ 50,460
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 150 0.42 2.55 $ 26.53 $ 55,190
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 430 0.38 2.27 $ 23.08 $ 48,010
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 90 0.37 2.21 $ 31.30 $ 65,110
Stockton-Lodi, CA 90 0.36 2.20 $ 19.71 $ 41,000
Lancaster, PA 80 0.36 2.15 $ 20.60 $ 42,850




Top paying metropolitan areas for Carpet Installers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $ 34.10 $ 70,920
Urban Honolulu, HI 140 0.35 2.11 $ 32.21 $ 66,990
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 90 0.37 2.21 $ 31.30 $ 65,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 590 0.25 1.53 $ 31.15 $ 64,780
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 90 0.08 0.47 $ 31.12 $ 64,730
Madison, WI 90 0.24 1.43 $ 30.83 $ 64,130
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 650 0.07 0.45 $ 30.37 $ 63,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 30.35 $ 63,130
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 480 0.19 1.12 $ 29.63 $ 61,630
Tucson, AZ 50 0.13 0.76 $ 28.92 $ 60,150

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Carpet Installers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 90 0.28 1.66 $ 20.92 $ 43,510
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.94 $ 16.66 $ 34,650
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 2.48 $ 27.40 $ 57,000
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.65 $ 24.03 $ 49,980
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.52 $ 20.00 $ 41,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Carpet Installers:

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 40 0.41 2.48 $ 27.40 $ 57,000
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 90 0.28 1.66 $ 20.92 $ 43,510
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.65 $ 24.03 $ 49,980
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.52 $ 20.00 $ 41,610
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.94 $ 16.66 $ 34,650

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Carpet Installers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 28.76 $ 59,820
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 2.48 $ 27.40 $ 57,000
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 26.12 $ 54,320
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 24.07 $ 50,070
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.65 $ 24.03 $ 49,980


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