Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
24,640 5.3 % $19.39 $40,330 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.99 $12.40 $17.19 $24.24 $33.32
Annual Wage (2) $20,770 $25,780 $35,760 $50,420 $69,300


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 15,320 2.33 $19.72 $41,020
Home Furnishings Stores 7,150 3.05 $18.99 $39,490
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 400 0.02 $16.45 $34,220
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 230 0.24 $17.73 $36,870
Nonresidential Building Construction 120 0.02 $20.91 $43,500

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 7,150 3.05 $18.99 $39,490
Building Finishing Contractors 15,320 2.33 $19.72 $41,020
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 230 0.24 $17.73 $36,870
Furniture Stores 110 0.05 $14.57 $30,300
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 60 0.03 $13.05 $27,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 50 (7) $26.45 $55,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $22.67 $47,150
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $21.18 $44,050
Nonresidential Building Construction 120 0.02 $20.91 $43,500
Building Finishing Contractors 15,320 2.33 $19.72 $41,020


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 5,350 0.36 1.96 $19.30 $40,140
Pennsylvania 1,660 0.30 1.59 $18.62 $38,720
Illinois 1,260 0.22 1.19 $24.00 $49,930
New York 1,240 0.14 0.77 (8) (8)
Texas 980 0.09 0.48 $13.97 $29,070




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 670 0.58 3.14 $21.52 $44,770
Hawaii 270 0.46 2.45 $20.07 $41,750
Vermont 110 0.36 1.91 $18.19 $37,840
California 5,350 0.36 1.96 $19.30 $40,140
Wyoming 100 0.35 1.90 $15.36 $31,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 470 0.17 0.94 $24.85 $51,690
New Jersey 830 0.22 1.17 $24.68 $51,330
Illinois 1,260 0.22 1.19 $24.00 $49,930
Arizona 380 0.15 0.82 $23.64 $49,180
Massachusetts 830 0.25 1.36 $23.45 $48,780





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 960 0.26 1.40 $27.06 $56,290
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 960 0.66 3.54 $18.17 $37,800
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 800 0.15 0.82 $15.75 $32,750
Pittsburgh, PA 650 0.57 3.07 $22.41 $46,600
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 630 0.53 2.83 $15.51 $32,260
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 580 0.45 2.42 $19.46 $40,480
St. Louis, MO-IL 580 0.45 2.42 $24.88 $51,740
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 520 0.56 3.02 $26.94 $56,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 490 0.21 1.14 $16.45 $34,210
Baltimore-Towson, MD 450 0.35 1.90 $16.76 $34,860




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)
Lebanon, PA 60 1.27 6.82 $15.17 $31,550
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 110 1.11 6.00 $17.46 $36,310
Reno-Sparks, NV 210 1.08 5.80 $20.62 $42,890
Johnstown, PA 50 0.85 4.60 $17.90 $37,240
Visalia-Porterville, CA 90 0.71 3.83 $16.53 $34,390
Lancaster, PA 150 0.68 3.65 $19.18 $39,890
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 960 0.66 3.54 $18.17 $37,800
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 110 0.63 3.37 $16.05 $33,380
Pittsburgh, PA 650 0.57 3.07 $22.41 $46,600
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 520 0.56 3.02 $26.94 $56,040




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 210 0.17 0.94 $40.49 $84,210
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $31.74 $66,010
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.58 $65,680
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.17 0.89 $29.96 $62,320
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 30 0.24 1.27 $29.51 $61,380
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 70 0.08 0.44 $28.02 $58,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 960 0.26 1.40 $27.06 $56,290
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 520 0.56 3.02 $26.94 $56,040
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 440 0.25 1.35 $26.55 $55,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 370 0.21 1.11 $26.20 $54,500

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.27 1.46 $19.05 $39,630
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.40 2.14 $16.57 $34,460
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 1.78 $12.63 $26,270
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.57 $15.39 $32,010
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.98 5.26 $12.92 $26,880

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 40 0.98 5.26 $12.92 $26,880
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.40 2.14 $16.57 $34,460
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 1.78 $12.63 $26,270
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.57 $15.39 $32,010
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.45 $15.23 $31,690

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.11 $50,150
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.57 $49,020
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.27 1.46 $19.05 $39,630
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.02 $39,560
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.09 $16.70 $34,730


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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