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Flooring Installer Salary (United States)

Most Flooring Installers in the United States are men. Tutors earn an average of $17.14 per hour,. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately one-fourth, and one in eight earn dental coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This overview is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Flooring Installer Salary (?
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$24,497 - $73,200
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MEDIAN: $42,451
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Flooring Installer Salary (?
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$10.27 - $27.59
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,497 - $73,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,486  
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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$23,315 - $65,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $27.59  
   
Overtime
$7.71 - $37.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,486  
   
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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$23,315 - $65,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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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.
Flooring Installers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $29K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $38K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Flooring Installers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Flooring Installers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $44K. Age distribution in this workforce is widespread and evident in its breakdown: 37 percent of those who answered report one to nine years of experience; 35 percent claim 10-20 years, and 26 percent have more than two decades under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Portland
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National Average
$39,000
San Diego
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For Flooring Installers, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Flooring Installers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+7 percent). San Diego is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Flooring Installer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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$39,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 75%