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11 Associates's Degrees Annually
#216 in Popularity (Associate's)
$45,950 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Carpet, Floor & Tile Work Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many carpet, floor, and tile worker graduations there were in 2020-2021 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 19
Associate Degree 11

What Carpet, Floor & Tile Work Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, carpet, floor, and tile worker majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Carpet, Floor, and Tile Worker Majors

According to O*NET survey takers, a major in carpet, floor, and tile worker should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

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  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills for Carpet, Floor, and Tile Worker Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to carpet, floor, and tile worker:

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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Abilities for Carpet, Floor, and Tile Worker Majors

Carpet, Floor, and Tile Worker majors often go into careers where the following abilities are vital:

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  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

What Can You Do With a Carpet, Floor & Tile Work Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with carpet, floor, and tile worker:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Carpet Installers 9.4% $39,340
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 12.6% $65,230
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 9.8% $42,760
Floor Sanders and Finishers 8.2% $37,510
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 11.1% $42,500
Tile and Marble Setters 9.8% $41,840

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Carpet, Floor & Tile Work?

11 Associate's Degrees Annually
18% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of carpet, floor, and tile worker majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 9
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

How Much Do Carpet, Floor & Tile Work Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Carpet, Floor, and Tile Worker majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $44,550 to $47,230 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Carpet, Floor & Tile Work Major  ( 44550 to 47230 )
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Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
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Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
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Median Salary for an Advanced Degree Holder  ( 55600 to 125400 )
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Some degrees associated with carpet, floor, and tile worker may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to carpet, floor, and tile worker have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 18.8%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 60.1%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 10.4%
Some College Courses 10.3%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 0.2%

Online Carpet, Floor & Tile Work Programs

In the 2020-2021 academic year, 2 schools offered some type of carpet, floor, and tile worker program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 1 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Carpet, Floor & Tile Work Worth It?

The median salary for a carpet, floor, and tile worker grad is $45,950 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 15% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $121,000 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to carpet, floor, and tile worker.

Major Number of Grads
Building/Property Maintenance 1,289
Building Construction Technology 1,175
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 910
Other Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection 616
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector 239
Insulator 62
Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher 52
Drywall Installation/Drywaller 52
Painting/Painter & Wall Coverer 40
Glazier 34
Roofer 12

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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