How Much do Carpet Installers Make?

Do carpet installers make a lot of money? What is the average pay for carpet installers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, carpet installers in the United States earn an average of $45,320 a year, equivalent to $21.79 an hour. Carpet installers make 15% less than the average American worker.

Carpet installers in Massachusetts are the best paid, making $70,440 a year, while carpet installers in Mississippi make the least at $31,700.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Carpet Installer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $35.69 $74,240
75th $27.01 $56,180
50th $19.27 $40,090
25th $14.90 $30,990
10th $11.81 $24,570
Carpet Installer Wages by State

In what states do carpet installers make the most? In what states do carpet installers make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $21.50 $44,720
Alaska $22.08 $45,930
Arizona $22.84 $47,510
Arkansas $21.38 $44,470
California $24.30 $50,540
Colorado $22.43 $46,660
Connecticut $20.87 $43,410
Delaware $27.31 $56,800
Florida $16.42 $34,150
Georgia $18.06 $37,560
Hawaii $32.58 $67,760
Idaho $18.20 $37,860
Illinois $23.98 $49,870
Indiana $16.62 $34,560
Iowa $23.87 $49,650
Kansas $21.56 $44,850
Kentucky $18.95 $39,410
Louisiana $17.27 $35,920
Maryland $21.98 $45,720
Massachusetts $33.87 $70,440
Michigan $19.57 $40,710
Minnesota $27.57 $57,350
Mississippi $15.24 $31,700
Nevada $24.61 $51,190
New Hampshire $19.38 $40,320
New Jersey $23.68 $49,260
New Mexico $19.42 $40,390
New York $23.45 $48,770
North Carolina $17.27 $35,930
North Dakota $16.21 $33,710
Ohio $18.01 $37,460
Oklahoma $15.38 $31,990
Oregon $22.08 $45,930
Pennsylvania $19.62 $40,800
South Carolina $18.64 $38,760
Tennessee $17.46 $36,320
Texas $18.06 $37,560
Utah $18.25 $37,970
Vermont $21.77 $45,290
Virginia $18.33 $38,130
Washington $22.22 $46,220
West Virginia $16.16 $33,610
Wisconsin $19.02 $39,570
Metro Areas Where Carpet Installers Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Boston, MA $36.55 $76,030
Honolulu, HI $32.80 $68,220
San Francisco, CA $30.86 $64,200
Madison, WI $30.75 $63,960
Spokane, WA $29.95 $62,290
St. Louis, MO $28.49 $59,250
Minneapolis, MN $28.10 $58,450
Des Moines, IA $26.71 $55,560
Santa Rosa, CA $26.33 $54,770
San Jose, CA $26.12 $54,320
Carpet Installer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $21.79 $45,320
2018 $21.42 $44,550
2017 $21.25 $44,200
2016 $21.30 $44,310
2015 $20.77 $43,210
2014 $20.03 $41,660
2013 $19.39 $40,330
2012 $19.68 $40,930
2011 $19.55 $40,650