The median annual wage for flooring installers and tile and marble setters was $38,230 in May 2015.
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 $22,310, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $72,530.
Median annual wages for flooring installers and tile and marble setters in May 2015 were as follows:
Tile and marble setters
Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles
Floor sanders and finishers
The starting pay for apprentices usually is about 50 percent of what fully trained flooring installers and tile and marble setters make. Apprentices receive pay increases as they gain experience.
Some flooring installers and tile and marble setters are paid per square yard of material installed. The rates vary by industry and type of flooring.
Most flooring installers and tile and marble setters work full time. In commercial settings, installers may work evenings and weekends, often for higher wages, to avoid disturbing regular business operations.
About 4 in 10 flooring installers and tile and marble setters were self-employed in 2014. Self-employed workers may have the ability to set their own schedule.
Flooring Installers and Tile and Marble Setters
Median annual wages, May 2015
Construction trades workers
Flooring installers and tile and marble setters
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics