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Career and Education Opportunities for Carpet Installers in Washington

Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its largest city is Seattle.

About 980 people are currently employed as carpet installers in Washington. By 2016, this is expected to grow 11% to about 1,080 people employed. This is better than the national trend for carpet installers, which sees this job pool shrinking by about 1.1% over the next eight years. Carpet installers generally lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors.

A person working as a carpet installer can expect to earn about $15 per hour or $32,100 per year on average in Washington and about $17 per hour or $37,030 yearly on average in the U.S. as a whole. Earnings for carpet installers are not quite as good as earnings in the general category of Home and Office Installation in Washington and not quite as good as general Home and Office Installation category earnings nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. Roughly 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Art Museum Charles & Emma Frye, the Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum, and the Laser Fantasy International.

CITIES WITH Carpet Installer OPPORTUNITIES IN Washington


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 Washington include:

  • Insulation Installer. Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Washington

Washington
Washington photo by Kelvin Kay

Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its largest city is Seattle. In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. About 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum, the History House, and the Boeing and Eames IMAX Theatres.