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5 Highest-Paying States for Flooring Contractors

These five states have the highest average professional flooring contractor salaries across the U.S.

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According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of an American professional flooring contractor—meaning floor layers, not carpet installers, wood or hard-tile setter—is $46,760. Although the cost of living varies, some states pay flooring contractors better than others. These five states have the highest average salaries for professional flooring contractors in the U.S.

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#5: Hawaii
Average Yearly Salary: $53,620

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#4: Kansas
Average Yearly Salary: $54,450

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#3: Wisconsin
Average Yearly Salary: $60,150

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#2: Massachusetts
Average Yearly Salary: $60,650

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#1: New Jersey
Average Yearly Salary: $90,330

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 10 percent employment growth for flooring contractors between 2016 and 2026.

Note: All salary information is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is accurate as of May 2018.

Shawnna Stiver
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