The average hourly pay for a Floor Layer in Australia is AU$25.40.
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AU$18 - AU$36
AU$0 - AU$1,500
AU$38,579 - AU$95,153
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Job Description for Floor Layer
Floor layers are responsible for laying various floor coverings in all types of buildings and handling a variety of materials in the process, including carpet, wood, tile, cement, laminate, linoleum, vinyl, and rubber. This position is physical in nature, and the majority of work is performed in an indoor environment. Floor layers may work individually or on teams, and as independent contractors or for organizations; their working hours are often commensurate on clients’ needs. Generally, forma…Read more
Floor Layer Tasks
- Measure floor areas, provide cost estimates and collect supplies for specific projects.
- Clean sites and confirm quality of floors, documenting adherence to specifications.
- Prepare sites by cleaning, removing obstacles and adding guidelines at appropriate measurements.
- Install a variety of flooring materials on different types of substrate.
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Popular Skills for Floor Layer
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills that pay less than market rate include Precision Measurement, Commercial and Flooring Installation.
Pay by Experience Level for Floor Layer
An early career Floor Layer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$24.90 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Floor Layer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.90 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Floor Layer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$26.43 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$28.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Floor Layer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 8.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (6.3% more) and Perth, Western Australia (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (4.1% less).
Years of Experience
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