Salary for Carpet Installers

Also known as:  Carpet Installer, Carpet Layer, Commercial Carpet Installer, Residential Carpet Installer, Wall-to-Wall Carpet Installer

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A carpet installer lays flooring in homes, offices, restaurants and other buildings. While their work is not as dangerous as other construction work, there is still a higher rate of injury than most careers as many power tools are used and there is a lot of bending and kneeling involved in the work. Carpet installers do not usually need any formal training to be hired and work proficiently. In fact, a high school degree is not always required. Most carpet installers learn their trade in the first few months of being employed, though they will sometimes have to pass an exam before being employed officially.

A Carpet Installer receives salaries somewhere between 32000 and 48000 based on levels of tenure. Carpet Installers usually get an average wage of Forty Thousand Four Hundred dollars per annum.

Carpet Installers obtain the highest salaries in Illinois, where they get average pay of just about $58810. People holding these jobs have the highest pay levels in Public Administration, where they get an average job salary of $50250.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 9.36 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Carpet Installers tend to make the most in the following industries
Accommodation and Food Services $50,250
Public Administration $49,200
Wholesale Trade $46,660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $46,410
Construction $41,810
Educational Services $40,250
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $33,370
Retail Trade $37,380
Manufacturing $38,280
Educational Services $40,250
Construction $41,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $46,410
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