Flooring Installer Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (just over a half) of final income for Flooring Installers. That final number averages out to $37K across the industry. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a fourth, and nearly one in ten earn dental coverage. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Flooring Installers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,287 - $75,621
(Median)
$23K
$40K
$76K
MEDIAN: $40,467
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$10.26 - $25.84
(Median)
$10
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$23,287 - $75,621  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
Profit Sharing
$2,565  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$22,356 - $64,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 220
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $25.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$11.40 - $37.84  
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
$0.00 - $1,212  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,565  
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).
)
$22,356 - $64,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 626
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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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Survey results show that Flooring Installers typically report just a few professional skills. Carpet and Flooring Installation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Flooring Installation.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $29K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $37K. Flooring Installers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $48K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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 28%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Flooring Installer Salaries

carpet
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Flooring Installation
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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