Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
26,050 5.5 % $20.03 $41,660 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.90 $12.54 $17.25 $24.63 $35.37
Annual Wage (2) $20,580 $26,080 $35,880 $51,240 $73,560


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 16,490 2.37 $20.63 $42,920
Home Furnishings Stores 7,390 3.06 $18.99 $39,490
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 380 0.02 $16.52 $34,370
Employment Services 150 0.00 $15.99 $33,250
Nonresidential Building Construction 110 0.02 (8) (8)

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 7,390 3.06 $18.99 $39,490
Building Finishing Contractors 16,490 2.37 $20.63 $42,920
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 80 0.04 (8) (8)
Furniture Stores 70 0.03 $16.65 $34,630
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 380 0.02 $16.52 $34,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 50 (7) $26.93 $56,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $20.89 $43,450
Building Finishing Contractors 16,490 2.37 $20.63 $42,920
Home Furnishings Stores 7,390 3.06 $18.99 $39,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $17.56 $36,510


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 6,010 0.40 2.06 $21.59 $44,900
Pennsylvania 1,810 0.32 1.66 $19.33 $40,220
New York 1,550 0.18 0.91 $24.41 $50,770
Illinois 1,450 0.25 1.31 $28.06 $58,370
Florida 890 0.12 0.60 $13.44 $27,960




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)
Hawaii 270 0.44 2.26 $20.54 $42,720
California 6,010 0.40 2.06 $21.59 $44,900
Wyoming 100 0.36 1.89 $14.19 $29,520
Nevada 420 0.35 1.82 $20.30 $42,230
Utah 430 0.34 1.76 $13.83 $28,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,450 0.25 1.31 $28.06 $58,370
Minnesota 390 0.14 0.75 $27.04 $56,230
Massachusetts 720 0.22 1.12 $25.81 $53,690
New Jersey 580 0.15 0.77 $24.81 $51,600
New York 1,550 0.18 0.91 $24.41 $50,770





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.24 1.23 $22.87 $47,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.81 4.22 $20.06 $41,730
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.29 1.53 $31.90 $66,360
St. Louis, MO-IL 680 0.52 2.69 $24.86 $51,720
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 650 0.66 3.44 $27.20 $56,570
Pittsburgh, PA 640 0.57 2.93 $21.86 $45,470
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.53 2.75 $30.43 $63,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 530 0.22 1.14 $15.90 $33,060
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 500 0.38 1.97 $19.47 $40,490
Baltimore-Towson, MD 480 0.37 1.90 $17.63 $36,660




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)
Reno-Sparks, NV 200 1.00 5.20 $21.99 $45,740
Topeka, KS 100 0.87 4.53 $18.33 $38,130
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.81 4.22 $20.06 $41,730
Lancaster, PA 170 0.74 3.82 $20.08 $41,770
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 120 0.73 3.80 $16.27 $33,830
Janesville, WI 40 0.69 3.57 $18.07 $37,590
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 650 0.66 3.44 $27.20 $56,570
Pittsburgh, PA 640 0.57 2.93 $21.86 $45,470
Bellingham, WA 40 0.55 2.84 (8) (8)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.53 2.75 $30.43 $63,290




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)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 110 0.09 0.47 $45.05 $93,700
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.27 $69,190
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.29 1.53 $31.90 $66,360
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.10 0.52 $31.80 $66,140
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.08 $64,640
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.37 1.90 $30.90 $64,260
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.53 2.75 $30.43 $63,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.15 0.78 $29.78 $61,950
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.48 $28.72 $59,740
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 130 0.15 0.76 $28.31 $58,880

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 1.70 $16.77 $34,890
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 2.45 $13.83 $28,760
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 2.19 $14.86 $30,920
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.97 $24.68 $51,340
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.11 $12.22 $25,430

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 Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 1.27 6.57 $11.06 $23,010
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 2.57 $16.52 $34,360
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 2.45 $13.83 $28,760
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 2.19 $14.86 $30,920
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.11 $15.37 $31,970

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 50 0.38 1.97 $24.68 $51,340
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.67 $47,160
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.36 $44,440
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.73 $20.21 $42,030
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.26 $37,970


About May 2014 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 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015