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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
26,100 4.6 % $21.42 $44,550 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.85 $14.21 $18.92 $26.75 $35.76
Annual Wage (2) $22,560 $29,560 $39,340 $55,640 $74,390


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)
Home Furnishings Stores 7,920 3.09 $21.14 $43,980
Residential Building Construction 440 0.06 $18.96 $39,430
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 390 0.03 $21.50 $44,720
Employment Services 200 0.01 $19.34 $40,230
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 120 0.05 $14.22 $29,580

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 7,920 3.09 $21.14 $43,980
Residential Building Construction 440 0.06 $18.96 $39,430
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 120 0.05 $14.22 $29,580
Furniture Stores 60 0.03 $18.36 $38,190
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 390 0.03 $21.50 $44,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 70 (7) $28.45 $59,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $23.88 $49,680
Building Finishing Contractors (8) (8) $21.68 $45,100
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 390 0.03 $21.50 $44,720
Home Furnishings Stores 7,920 3.09 $21.14 $43,980


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 6,040 0.36 1.97 $22.97 $47,790
Pennsylvania 1,400 0.24 1.33 $23.15 $48,160
Texas 1,270 0.11 0.58 $17.11 $35,580
Washington 1,200 0.37 2.05 $23.60 $49,080
Michigan 1,120 0.26 1.44 $18.48 $38,440




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 1,090 0.81 4.48 $24.13 $50,200
Idaho 350 0.50 2.77 $17.80 $37,030
Washington 1,200 0.37 2.05 $23.60 $49,080
Vermont 110 0.36 1.99 $21.28 $44,250
California 6,040 0.36 1.97 $22.97 $47,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 790 0.22 1.22 $32.37 $67,320
Hawaii 120 0.19 1.03 $28.97 $60,260
Minnesota 600 0.21 1.15 $27.02 $56,210
Delaware 140 0.32 1.75 $26.32 $54,740
New Jersey 570 0.14 0.78 $25.11 $52,230





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 1,470 0.24 1.34 $23.12 $48,080
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,270 0.13 0.74 $24.24 $50,410
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,000 0.69 3.80 $23.90 $49,700
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 880 0.89 4.94 $23.09 $48,030
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 840 0.43 2.37 $18.23 $37,930
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 740 0.37 2.07 $21.65 $45,030
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 720 0.73 4.05 $21.09 $43,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 670 0.28 1.54 $27.22 $56,630
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 650 0.24 1.31 $34.02 $70,770
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 630 0.14 0.75 $19.54 $40,650




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 130 2.04 11.30 $16.10 $33,500
Modesto, CA 180 0.95 5.27 $17.88 $37,180
Appleton, WI 110 0.93 5.17 $15.68 $32,610
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 880 0.89 4.94 $23.09 $48,030
Reno, NV 190 0.80 4.42 $28.99 $60,300
Fresno, CA 300 0.80 4.43 $17.85 $37,130
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 720 0.73 4.05 $21.09 $43,870
Santa Rosa, CA 140 0.69 3.85 $27.58 $57,370
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,000 0.69 3.80 $23.90 $49,700
Stockton-Lodi, CA 160 0.63 3.49 $21.86 $45,470




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 650 0.24 1.31 $34.02 $70,770
Reno, NV 190 0.80 4.42 $28.99 $60,300
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.22 1.20 $28.93 $60,170
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.15 0.85 $28.76 $59,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 530 0.27 1.50 $27.67 $57,550
Santa Rosa, CA 140 0.69 3.85 $27.58 $57,370
Provo-Orem, UT (8) (8) (8) $27.57 $57,340
Peoria, IL (8) (8) (8) $27.53 $57,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 670 0.28 1.54 $27.22 $56,630
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 330 0.24 1.35 $27.02 $56,190

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 0.25 1.39 $14.43 $30,020
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 2.51 $20.10 $41,810

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)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 2.51 $20.10 $41,810
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.25 1.39 $14.43 $30,020

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.36 $44,440
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 2.51 $20.10 $41,810
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.58 $38,650
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.40 $36,200
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.00 $35,350


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019