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Career and Education Opportunities for Carpet Installers in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its largest city is Philadelphia.

About 3,700 people are currently employed as carpet installers in Pennsylvania. By 2016, this is expected to shrink 9% to 3,350 people employed. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for carpet installers are expected to shrink by about 1.1%. Carpet installers generally lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors.

Income for carpet installers is about $17 per hour or $35,640 yearly on average in Pennsylvania. Nationally, their income is about $17 per hour or $37,030 annually. Compared with people working in the overall category of Home and Office Installation, people working as carpet installers in Pennsylvania earn less. They earn less than people working in the overall category of Home and Office Installation nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. Approximately 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist attractions include the Boulton, the Penna Academy of The Fine Arts, and the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies.

CITIES WITH Carpet Installer OPPORTUNITIES IN Pennsylvania


JOB DESCRIPTION: Carpet Installer

Carpet Installer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, carpet installers lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. They also install padding and trim flooring materials.

Every day, carpet installers are expected to be able to lift, push and move large and heavy objects. They need to twist and stretch their arms and legs to get work done.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Pennsylvania include:

  • Insulation Installer. Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.
  • Tile Setter. Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, and roof decks.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania photo by Ed Yakovich

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its most populous city is Philadelphia. In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist destinations include the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, the American Interfaith Institute, and the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary.