Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
26,120 5.0 % $21.25 $44,200 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.32 $13.62 $18.67 $26.86 $35.99
Annual Wage (2) $21,470 $28,320 $38,830 $55,860 $74,860


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 16,050 2.04 $22.04 $45,850
Home Furnishings Stores 7,610 2.98 $19.72 $41,020
Residential Building Construction 390 0.05 $18.74 $38,970
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 260 0.02 $22.70 $47,210
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 240 0.02 $28.47 $59,210

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 7,610 2.98 $19.72 $41,020
Building Finishing Contractors 16,050 2.04 $22.04 $45,850
Residential Building Construction 390 0.05 $18.74 $38,970
Furniture Stores 80 0.03 $15.17 $31,560
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 60 0.03 $13.91 $28,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 240 0.02 $28.47 $59,210
Traveler Accommodation 70 (7) $26.62 $55,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $22.97 $47,780
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 260 0.02 $22.70 $47,210
Building Finishing Contractors 16,050 2.04 $22.04 $45,850


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 5,920 0.35 1.94 $24.45 $50,850
Pennsylvania 1,640 0.28 1.54 $23.94 $49,800
New York 1,220 0.13 0.73 $22.31 $46,410
Illinois 1,170 0.20 1.08 $18.97 $39,460
Texas 1,050 0.09 0.48 $17.84 $37,110




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 840 0.64 3.49 $23.84 $49,590
Idaho 240 0.35 1.91 $16.95 $35,250
California 5,920 0.35 1.94 $24.45 $50,850
Washington 1,010 0.32 1.73 $23.76 $49,430
Oregon 580 0.32 1.74 $21.75 $45,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 630 0.18 0.98 $27.69 $57,590
Hawaii 180 0.28 1.55 $27.41 $57,010
Minnesota 590 0.21 1.14 $24.70 $51,370
Missouri 320 0.12 0.63 $24.48 $50,920
California 5,920 0.35 1.94 $24.45 $50,850



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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 1,360 0.31 1.68 $25.14 $52,290
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 830 0.58 3.15 $20.65 $42,950
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 620 0.65 3.54 $22.56 $46,920
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 600 0.37 2.02 $23.33 $48,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 590 0.22 1.22 $17.79 $36,990
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 540 0.46 2.53 $22.14 $46,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 500 0.26 1.41 $25.21 $52,440
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 500 0.52 2.82 $21.89 $45,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 490 0.34 1.85 $26.59 $55,300
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.42 2.30 $36.93 $76,820


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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)
Fond du Lac, WI 60 1.23 6.73 $20.68 $43,010
Wenatchee, WA 50 1.02 5.58 $23.15 $48,140
Modesto, CA 170 0.93 5.10 $17.23 $35,830
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 0.84 4.60 $32.88 $68,400
Reno, NV 160 0.71 3.85 $29.52 $61,400
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 620 0.65 3.54 $22.56 $46,920
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 830 0.58 3.15 $20.65 $42,950
Gainesville, GA 50 0.56 3.08 $26.23 $54,560
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 500 0.52 2.82 $21.89 $45,520
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.50 2.72 $22.50 $46,800


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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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $38.11 $79,280
Bellingham, WA 40 0.43 2.37 $37.03 $77,030
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.42 2.30 $36.93 $76,820
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 240 0.13 0.71 $35.73 $74,310
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 0.84 4.60 $32.88 $68,400
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) $31.75 $66,040
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.28 1.51 $31.56 $65,650
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 230 0.25 1.39 $29.75 $61,880
Reno, NV 160 0.71 3.85 $29.52 $61,400
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.84 $59,990

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 2.34 $15.19 $31,600
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 2.84 $18.05 $37,530
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.64 3.50 $24.77 $51,530

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 30 0.64 3.50 $24.77 $51,530
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 2.84 $18.05 $37,530
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 2.34 $15.19 $31,600

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)
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.64 3.50 $24.77 $51,530
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.84 $39,180
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 2.84 $18.05 $37,530
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.72 $36,870
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.60 $36,610


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018