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Carpet Installer Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for carpet installers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of carpet installers among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Carpet Installers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,820
25th Percentile Wage
$29,550
50th Percentile Wage
$47,690
75th Percentile Wage
$65,590
90th Percentile Wage
$95,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpet installers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,820.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.01
25th Percentile Wage
$14.21
50th Percentile Wage
$22.93
75th Percentile Wage
$31.54
90th Percentile Wage
$45.92

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for carpet installers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.92. The median hourly salary is $22.93. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.01.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of carpet installers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,6908.74%20.47%
201543,52013.58%-
201437,61011.70%-
201333,210-14.21%-
201237,930--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Carpet Installers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of carpet installers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of carpet installers in state of California ranges from $27,600 to $86,180. The highest paying area for carpet installers in California is Santa Rosa-Petaluma with a median annual salary of $86,180. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $85,920). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $27,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$86,180
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$85,920
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$78,680
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$77,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$54,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$54,320
Stockton
$54,070
Modesto
$44,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$43,830
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$42,290
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$40,150
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$39,260
Bakersfield-Delano
$32,770
Visalia-Porterville
$31,780
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$28,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$28,110
Fresno
$27,600


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