Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (47-2042)

Occupation description:  Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 2930 3.41 23
United States 16,30017,900 9.7500 9001,560

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.4112.0114.87 19.2526.6035.31

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
7716 20.822.1 11.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation10
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 70
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 70.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 1959   (Anchorage)
Floor Covering

 Degree
Painters and Allied Trades, Alaska Local 1959   (Anchorage)
Floor Coverers