In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $37K, a little more than half of overall earnings for Flooring Installers arrives through commissions. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one-fifth, and less than one in ten earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,908 - $78,774
(Median)
$24K
$44K
$79K
MEDIAN: $43,759
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$10.39 - $25.63
(Median)
$10
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$23,908 - $78,774  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $4,228  
Profit Sharing
$3,300  
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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$22,757 - $64,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $25.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $11.84  
Overtime
$15.32 - $38.45  
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
$99.33 - $4,228  
   
Commission
$20,000  
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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$22,757 - $64,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 761
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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.

Common Career Paths for Flooring Installer


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At the upper end, Flooring Installers who move into a Construction Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Construction Project Managers is a much higher $70K per year.

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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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $36K. Flooring Installers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $42K. Flooring Installers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $50K.

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 35%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Flooring Installer Salaries

carpet
up arrow 37%

Team Leadership
up arrow 6%

Sanding
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Flooring Installation
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Precision Measurement
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 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
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 81%
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