Carpet Installer Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of carpet installers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare carpet installer salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Carpet Installers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpet installers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) carpet installers is $78,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid carpet installers is $21,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of carpet installers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.91% 5.90%
3.39% -
3.38% -
1.05% -
-3.87% -
- -

Compare Carpet Installer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of carpet installers in eight industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for carpet installer occupations is the drywall and insulation contractors industry with an annual salary $67,790. The lowest paying industry is the residential building construction industry (annual salary $32,080). For detailed carpet installer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Building Finishing Contractors
Specialty Trade Contractors
Nonresidential Building Construction
Construction of Buildings
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Residential Building Construction

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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