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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
19,790 5.6 % $ 23.42 $ 48,710 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Carpet Installers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.98 $ 17.46 $ 22.42 $ 28.73 $ 36.50
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,090 $ 36,310 $ 46,640 $ 59,770 $ 75,920


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 9,850 1.22 $ 23.76 $ 49,410
Home Furnishings Stores 7,180 3.16 $ 22.95 $ 47,730
Furniture Stores 380 0.18 $ 25.73 $ 53,510
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 150 0.01 $ 19.55 $ 40,660
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 100 0.04 $ 15.82 $ 32,910

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 7,180 3.16 $ 22.95 $ 47,730
Building Finishing Contractors 9,850 1.22 $ 23.76 $ 49,410
Furniture Stores 380 0.18 $ 25.73 $ 53,510
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 100 0.04 $ 15.82 $ 32,910
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 150 0.01 $ 19.55 $ 40,660

Top paying industries for Carpet Installers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture Stores 380 0.18 $ 25.73 $ 53,510
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $ 24.82 $ 51,630
Building Finishing Contractors 9,850 1.22 $ 23.76 $ 49,410
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) (8) (8) $ 23.59 $ 49,070
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $ 23.06 $ 47,960


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.



Map of employment of carpet installers by state, May 2021


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 4,130 0.25 1.78 $ 25.72 $ 53,500
Nevada 1,400 1.09 7.74 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
Pennsylvania 1,370 0.25 1.75 $ 24.23 $ 50,400
Illinois 810 0.14 1.03 $ 30.53 $ 63,490
Texas 700 0.06 0.40 $ 16.78 $ 34,890


Map of location quotient of carpet installers by state, May 2021


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 1,400 1.09 7.74 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
Delaware 190 0.43 3.05 $ 26.20 $ 54,500
Montana 150 0.33 2.33 $ 16.74 $ 34,830
Oregon 480 0.27 1.89 $ 23.29 $ 48,450
California 4,130 0.25 1.78 $ 25.72 $ 53,500


Map of annual mean wages of carpet installers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Carpet Installers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 430 0.13 0.91 $ 33.53 $ 69,730
Illinois 810 0.14 1.03 $ 30.53 $ 63,490
New York (8) (8) (8) $ 29.79 $ 61,970
Delaware 190 0.43 3.05 $ 26.20 $ 54,500
Hawaii 120 0.22 1.54 $ 26.02 $ 54,130



Map of employment of carpet installers by area, May 2021


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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,210 1.32 9.36 $ 25.27 $ 52,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,080 0.19 1.34 $ 25.57 $ 53,190
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 730 0.32 2.31 $ 29.44 $ 61,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 610 0.23 1.63 $ 26.76 $ 55,660
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 570 0.13 0.96 $ 31.89 $ 66,330
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 530 0.38 2.74 $ 24.15 $ 50,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.23 1.66 $ 26.22 $ 54,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 360 0.23 1.66 $ 21.95 $ 45,660
St. Louis, MO-IL 350 0.28 1.97 $ 27.33 $ 56,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 350 0.16 1.17 $ 22.05 $ 45,860


Map of location quotient of carpet installers by area, May 2021


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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,210 1.32 9.36 $ 25.27 $ 52,570
Lebanon, PA 40 0.83 5.92 $ 20.30 $ 42,220
Reno, NV 170 0.70 4.97 $ 26.04 $ 54,170
Lancaster, PA 140 0.58 4.15 $ 22.73 $ 47,280
Prescott, AZ 30 0.49 3.50 $ 19.96 $ 41,520
Champaign-Urbana, IL 40 0.40 2.83 $ 23.88 $ 49,680
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 530 0.38 2.74 $ 24.15 $ 50,230
Appleton, WI 50 0.38 2.74 $ 19.86 $ 41,320
Salisbury, MD-DE 60 0.37 2.65 $ 24.00 $ 49,930
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 50 0.35 2.51 $ 19.61 $ 40,780


Map of annual mean wages of carpet installers by area, May 2021


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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 330 0.13 0.90 $ 35.77 $ 74,390
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 50 0.20 1.39 $ 32.33 $ 67,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 570 0.13 0.96 $ 31.89 $ 66,330
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.12 0.84 $ 30.03 $ 62,460
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 730 0.32 2.31 $ 29.44 $ 61,240
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 29.43 $ 61,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $ 27.64 $ 57,480
St. Louis, MO-IL 350 0.28 1.97 $ 27.33 $ 56,840
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 610 0.23 1.63 $ 26.76 $ 55,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.23 1.66 $ 26.22 $ 54,540

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 1.98 $ 22.99 $ 47,820
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 2.35 $ 20.93 $ 43,530
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.66 $ 20.70 $ 43,060
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.81 $ 19.69 $ 40,950
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 2.48 $ 17.93 $ 37,290

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)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.56 3.96 $ 26.56 $ 55,240
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 3.94 $ 16.75 $ 34,850
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 3.12 $ 24.28 $ 50,500
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.81 $ 19.69 $ 40,950
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.70 $ 21.55 $ 44,820

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)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.56 3.96 $ 26.56 $ 55,240
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 3.12 $ 24.28 $ 50,500
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 90 0.28 1.98 $ 22.99 $ 47,820
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.11 0.77 $ 21.65 $ 45,030
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.70 $ 21.55 $ 44,820


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022