Carpet Installers


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Carpet Installers

Carpet Installers - Wages & Trends

Apprentices and other trainees usually start out earning about half of what an experienced worker earns. Their wages increase as they advance through the training program.

Carpet layers are paid either by the hour or by the number of yards of carpet they install. Wages vary depending on the area of the country. Wages also vary based on whether the floor and carpet layer is a member of a union. Union workers usually receive higher wages.

Full-time floor and carpet layers may receive benefits. These include paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Self-employed layers must provide their own insurance.

Carpet installers (SOC 47-2041)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $16.34 $18.33 $32.35
Yearly $33,981 $38,127 $67,288
    Champaign Area Hourly $15.44 $20.09 $27.15
Yearly $32,122 $41,795 $56,469
    Cook County Hourly $16.03 $17.31 $18.59
Yearly $33,343 $36,006 $38,669
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $16.21 $17.94 $27.43
Yearly $33,707 $37,308 $57,061
United States Hourly $14.90 $19.27 $27.01
Yearly $30,990 $40,090 $56,180

Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles (SOC 47-2042)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $13.74 $21.27 $33.54
Yearly $28,571 $44,242 $69,766
    Champaign Area Hourly $15.40 $19.82 $23.66
Yearly $32,030 $41,226 $49,211
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $9.11 $9.61 $20.71
Yearly $18,945 $19,993 $43,084
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $15.03 $17.70 $20.81
Yearly $31,258 $36,823 $43,286
United States Hourly $15.95 $21.27 $29.13
Yearly $33,170 $44,240 $60,600

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.