Flooring Installer Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $37K, slightly more than half of overall earnings for Flooring Installers arrives through commissions. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly one in four enjoy medical while around one in eight get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one in ten. Work is enjoyable for Flooring Installers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,597 - $71,635
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$72K
MEDIAN: $40,100
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$10.19 - $25.51
(Median)
$10
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,597 - $71,635  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,439  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,131 - $62,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $25.51  
   
Overtime
$10.93 - $37.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,439  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,131 - $62,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 431
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Job Description for Flooring Installer

A flooring installer installs a variety of flooring inside of residential or commercial buildings. Typically, they install carpet, vinyl, ceramic, hardwood, and laminate flooring, although they may be trained to install other types. Generally, a flooring installer is referred to as a type of construction worker and is skilled in other types of labor. Additionally, most professional flooring installers will specialize in a specific type of flooring.

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Flooring Installer Tasks

  • Clean work areas and vehicles, remove scraps, and dispose of materials.
  • Carry equipment, materials, and goods to and from various locations.
  • Ensure a safe working environment.
  • Drive to sites, remove existing carpeting, assess condition of floors, and install new carpet.
  • Answer questions, provide information, and represent the organization.

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Pay by Experience Level for Flooring Installer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Flooring Installers. The average beginner in this position makes around $28K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $36K. For Flooring Installers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $46K.

Flooring Installer Reviews

What is it like working as a Flooring Installer?

Flooring Installer in Buffalo:
"Floor installations."
Pros: Like to see the transformation of the before and after when the job is completed.
Cons: The toll it takes on you knee and back.

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Experience Affects Flooring Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 76%
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