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Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installer and Finishers Salary Information

The salary statistics of carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installer and Finishers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,450
25th Percentile Wage
$29,600
50th Percentile Wage
$39,150
75th Percentile Wage
$53,300
90th Percentile Wage
$72,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers is $72,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,450. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 222% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,1502.35%7.02%
201538,2302.22%-
201437,3802.17%-
201336,5700.46%-
201236,400--

Table 2. Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installer and Finishers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers occupations is the accommodation and food services sector with an annual salary $57,050. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $30,610).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Accommodation and Food Services
$57,050
Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,720
Federal, State, and Local Government
$47,440
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$42,810
Educational Services
$42,340
Wholesale Trade
$39,850
Construction
$39,740
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,340
Retail Trade
$37,090
Manufacturing
$35,730
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,610


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