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Carpet Installer


Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials. 

Skills and Abilities 

Some skills needed to become carpet installers and finishers include manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance and color. The ability to solve basic arithmetic problems quickly and accurately also is required. Specific skills include: join edges of carpet and seam edges where necessary, by sewing or by using tape with glue and heated carpet iron; take measurements and study floor sketches to calculate the area to be carpeted and the amount of material needed; cut carpet padding to size; install padding, following prescribed methods; use hand and power tools; follow safety procedures. 


  • $41,170 (annually)
  • $19.79 (hourly) 

Salary Ranges (entry level --> experienced) 

  • $32,417 - $50,980 (annually)
  • $15.59 - $24.51 (hourly)

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2018. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Entry Level wage rates based on the average of the lower 1/3 of the wage distribution. Experienced wage rates based on the average of the top 10% of the wage distribution.


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