Skilled Trade

Carpet Installer

 Average Hourly Wage


What You Need

  • High-school diploma preferred

Job description

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.


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.

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