Training Requirements for Carpet Installers

Carpet installers need no formal educational credential and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Carpet installers
Percent
Less than High School 34.3
High School 43.8
Some College 14.8
Associates Degree 3.6
Bachelors Degree 3.1
Masters Degree 0.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment Outlook for Carpet Installers

This represents about 45,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 less carpet installers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.

Typical Income for Carpet Installers

Hourly Income

On average,carpet installers make $21.30 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Carpet installers $10.00 $13.30 $18.40 $26.23 $38.67
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers $10.79 $14.23 $18.82 $25.62 $34.81
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, carpet installers make $44,310 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Carpet installers $20,810 $27,660 $38,280 $54,560 $80,440
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers $22,450 $29,600 $39,150 $53,300 $72,400
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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