Carpet installers lay floor coverings in both residential and commercial sites. This can involve removing old flooring, preparing and measuring the floor area, and installing padding beneath carpeting. Installers then position the carpet and use staples or glue to secure the carpet to a snug fit.

Education/Training

There are typically no educational requirements for this occupation. Those with a high school diploma or equivalent have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.

Job Outlook

Employment of flooring installers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Employment growth of specific types of flooring installers is expected to vary. The majority of flooring installation work is expected to be in remodeling and replacement. Population and business growth, coupled with the popularity of some new resilient floor material, will be the major source of demand for workers.

Ohio Wage Averages

Hourly: $19.47
Annual: $40,490

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [June 6, 2016] [http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes472041.htm]

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