The median annual wage of carpet installers was $36,090 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,130, and the top 10 percent earned more than $67,760.
Most carpet installers work full time. In commercial settings, carpet installers may work nights or evenings to avoid disturbing regular business operations.
About 48 percent of carpet installers were self-employed in 2010. Self-employed workers may have the ability to set their own schedule.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition