Flooring Installer Salary

Men account for the majority of Flooring Installers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $16.18 per hour. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Flooring Installers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a fifth, and less than one-tenth earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,254 - $79,705
$24K
$46K
$80K
MEDIAN: $46,134
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50%
90%

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$10.75 - $25.69
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.18
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,254 - $79,705  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $4,328  
Profit Sharing
$3,300  
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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$23,235 - $65,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.75 - $25.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $11.63  
Overtime
$15.35 - $38.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$193.92 - $4,328  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,300  
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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$23,235 - $65,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 810

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Flooring Installer


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Flooring Installers who go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $70K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Flooring Installer

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


For many Flooring Installers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $30K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $36K. Flooring Installers see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Flooring Installers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $50K.

Flooring Installer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Flooring Installer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Flooring Installer Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Flooring Installer Salaries

carpet
▲36%


Sanding
▼0%

National Average
$38,000


Precision Measurement
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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