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Carpet Installer Salary Information

The salary statistics of carpet installers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of carpet installers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The carpet installers 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 Installer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,810
25th Percentile Wage
$27,660
50th Percentile Wage
$38,280
75th Percentile Wage
$54,560
90th Percentile Wage
$80,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for carpet installers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) carpet installers is $80,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,810. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 286% 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 installers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,2802.77%4.02%
201537,2203.60%-
201435,8800.33%-
201335,760-2.74%-
201236,740--

Table 2. Carpet Installer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of carpet installers in 9 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 installers occupations is the accommodation and food services sector with an annual salary $57,140. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $28,290).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Accommodation and Food Services
$57,140
Wholesale Trade
$44,590
Educational Services
$43,460
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,300
Construction
$38,590
Retail Trade
$37,410
Manufacturing
$33,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,580
Federal, State, and Local Government
$28,290

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Carpet Installers by States

From the above tables we note that not only carpet installers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of carpet installers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,260 to $57,540. The highest paying state for carpet installers is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $57,540. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $19,260. For more salary information of carpet installers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Minnesota
$57,540
Hawaii
$55,940
Nevada
$53,150
Iowa
$49,380
Missouri
$48,780
New York
$48,480
California
$47,690
Kansas
$45,870
Washington
$45,240
Colorado
$44,200
New Jersey
$44,030
Vermont
$43,600
Massachusetts
$41,820
Oregon
$41,140
Wisconsin
$40,440
Delaware
$40,220
Ohio
$39,380
Illinois
$37,210
Pennsylvania
$36,890
Connecticut
$36,790
New Hampshire
$36,530
Indiana
$35,930
Texas
$35,760
Louisiana
$35,270
Alabama
$35,070
Kentucky
$34,650
Nebraska
$34,460
Georgia
$34,300
Arizona
$34,110
Michigan
$33,990
Idaho
$33,410
North Dakota
$32,890
North Carolina
$31,630
Utah
$31,240
New Mexico
$30,930
Maryland
$30,260
Virginia
$30,070
Tennessee
$30,010
Oklahoma
$28,930
Florida
$26,500
Wyoming
$25,720
South Carolina
$25,590
South Dakota
$25,120
West Virginia
$24,410
Arkansas
$22,040
Mississippi
$19,260


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