Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
25,660 5.0 % $21.30 $44,310 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $13.30 $18.40 $26.23 $38.67
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $27,660 $38,280 $54,560 $80,440


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 16,230 2.12 $22.24 $46,250
Home Furnishings Stores 7,260 2.91 $19.51 $40,580
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 330 0.04 $18.63 $38,740
Residential Building Construction 330 0.05 $17.48 $36,360
Employment Services 220 0.01 $18.36 $38,190

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 7,260 2.91 $19.51 $40,580
Building Finishing Contractors 16,230 2.12 $22.24 $46,250
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 220 0.20 $21.25 $44,190
Residential Building Construction 330 0.05 $17.48 $36,360
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 330 0.04 $18.63 $38,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 180 0.02 $27.02 $56,210
Traveler Accommodation 80 (7) $26.34 $54,780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $22.95 $47,740
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $22.33 $46,440
Building Finishing Contractors 16,230 2.12 $22.24 $46,250


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 5,270 0.33 1.80 $25.45 $52,940
Pennsylvania 1,870 0.33 1.78 $21.69 $45,120
Illinois 1,560 0.27 1.45 $23.51 $48,900
New York 1,350 0.15 0.81 $29.34 $61,020
Michigan 1,030 0.24 1.33 $17.49 $36,380




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 670 0.53 2.88 $24.89 $51,760
Delaware 180 0.40 2.17 $20.70 $43,060
Utah 500 0.37 2.00 $16.18 $33,650
North Dakota 150 0.35 1.94 $14.66 $30,500
Idaho 230 0.35 1.92 $18.50 $38,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,350 0.15 0.81 $29.34 $61,020
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $27.19 $56,550
Hawaii 220 0.35 1.94 $26.09 $54,260
California 5,270 0.33 1.80 $25.45 $52,940
Minnesota 530 0.19 1.03 $25.24 $52,510





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 1,240 0.29 1.61 $24.38 $50,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.34 1.84 $24.34 $50,630
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.17 0.92 $29.27 $60,880
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.73 4.02 $33.86 $70,440
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.41 2.27 $22.72 $47,250
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 610 0.44 2.40 $18.34 $38,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 590 0.23 1.26 $17.71 $36,830
Pittsburgh, PA 570 0.51 2.77 $19.78 $41,140
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 540 0.45 2.45 $16.29 $33,880
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.38 2.06 $28.09 $58,430




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)
Wenatchee, WA 50 1.07 5.84 $23.91 $49,720
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 110 0.87 4.78 (8) (8)
Topeka, KS 90 0.86 4.70 $21.03 $43,730
Lima, OH 40 0.78 4.25 $23.72 $49,330
Reno, NV 160 0.76 4.14 $26.02 $54,110
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.73 4.02 $33.86 $70,440
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.64 3.48 $19.60 $40,770
Gainesville, GA 50 0.60 3.28 $24.87 $51,730
Fort Wayne, IN 130 0.60 3.29 $18.31 $38,080
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.59 3.25 $40.89 $85,050




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 Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.59 3.25 $40.89 $85,050
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.18 0.99 $37.65 $78,310
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.05 $74,990
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.73 4.02 $33.86 $70,440
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 220 0.17 0.94 $33.61 $69,910
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.17 0.92 $29.27 $60,880
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.84 $59,990
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 170 0.17 0.92 $28.66 $59,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.38 2.06 $28.09 $58,430
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) $27.71 $57,630

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 3.03 $17.55 $36,510
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.84 $16.30 $33,910
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.16 $10.92 $22,720
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.82 4.48 $22.84 $47,510
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.98 5.37 $11.74 $24,420

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)
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.98 5.37 $11.74 $24,420
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.82 4.48 $22.84 $47,510
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.75 4.09 $20.10 $41,800
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 3.03 $17.55 $36,510
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 2.69 $12.40 $25,790

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.95 $53,980
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.82 4.48 $22.84 $47,510
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.75 4.09 $20.10 $41,800
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.37 $38,210
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 3.03 $17.55 $36,510


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017