Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

47-2041 Carpet Installers

Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials. Exclude "Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles" (47-2042).

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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)
37,720 4.8 % $17.00 $35,360 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.67 $11.33 $15.82 $21.52 $27.96
Annual Wage (2) $18,040 $23,560 $32,900 $44,760 $58,160

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Building finishing contractors 18,730 $17.69 $36,790 1 1
Home furnishings stores 13,260 $16.24 $33,780 2 7
Residential building construction 2,850 $17.44 $36,270 3 2
Furniture stores 490 $12.85 $26,740 4 14
Nonresidential building construction 480 $15.83 $32,920 5 11

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Building finishing contractors 18,730 $17.69 $36,790 1 1
Residential building construction 2,850 $17.44 $36,270 3 2
Elementary and secondary schools 70 $17.08 $35,530 10 3
Employment services 200 $17.06 $35,480 7 4
Colleges and universities 40 $17.00 $35,360 13 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nevada 820 $19.33 $40,200 0.077% 267
California 9,640 $18.18 $37,810 0.066% 405
Delaware 260 $17.69 $36,800 0.065% 242
Alaska 150 $21.59 $44,900 0.051% 210
Oregon 750 $16.66 $34,650 0.049% 323

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Rhode Island 70 $27.20 $56,570 0.015% 111
Illinois 1,410 $24.04 $49,990 0.024% 192
Montana (6) $22.68 $47,180 (6) 102
Massachusetts 710 $22.67 $47,160 0.022% 248
New Jersey 690 $22.35 $46,480 0.018% 275

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Green Bay, WI MSA 240 $17.93 $37,300 0.169%
Dubuque, IA MSA 70 $13.70 $28,500 0.142%
Oakland, CA PMSA 1,170 $22.17 $46,110 0.115%
Naples, FL MSA 130 $14.73 $30,630 0.115%
Gary, IN PMSA 280 $20.64 $42,930 0.112%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Chicago, IL PMSA 910 $27.77 $57,760 0.023%
Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA (6) $26.52 $55,170 (6)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 110 $25.83 $53,720 0.021%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 80 $25.25 $52,510 0.044%
Peoria-Pekin, IL MSA 100 $23.31 $48,490 0.061%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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