Average Hourly Wage of Floor Layers, By State

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This is the 18th installment of Construction Junkie's weekly analysis of the hourly wages of each individual construction profession by state.  The three previous professions we examined were insulation workers, solar panel installers, and window glaziers.  You can also see the full list of all past and future professions by clicking here.

Floor layers are broken out into several different categories and this data pull specifically highlights "floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles."  This category most likely encapsulates vinyl tile or linoleum installations, whether they be strips, blocks, or sheets.  

Below you'll find a breakout of how each state compensates their floor layers.  All data below comes from the BLS' most recent reports from May 2016. 

Graph of Average Hourly Wage of Floor Layers, by State

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Rankings of Average Hourly Wage of Floor Layers, by State

51. Alaska  --  Data Not Available/hour

50. Arkansas  --  Data Not Available/hour

49. Delaware  --  Data Not Available/hour

48. District of Columbia  --  Data Not Available/hour

47. Montana  --  Data Not Available/hour

46. Rhode Island  --  Data Not Available/hour

45. West Virginia  --  Data Not Available/hour

44. Wyoming  --  Data Not Available/hour

43. Alabama  --  $13.89/hour

42. Indiana  --  $15.08/hour

41. Oklahoma  --  $15.29/hour

40. Florida  --  $15.40/hour

39. South Dakota  --  $15.64/hour

38. Mississippi  --  $15.93/hour

37. Utah  --  $16.20/hour

36. Michigan  --  $16.97/hour

35. Oregon  --  $17.09/hour

34. Idaho  --  $17.19/hour

33. Texas  --  $17.29/hour

32. Virginia  --  $17.45/hour

31. Kansas  --  $17.53/hour

30. New Mexico  --  $17.62/hour

29. Louisiana  --  $17.63/hour

28. Kentucky  --  $17.84/hour

27. Tennessee  --  $17.87/hour

26. North Carolina  --  $17.91/hour

25. Maine  --  $18.09/hour

24. Washington  --  $18.43/hour

23. Wisconsin  --  $18.43/hour

22. New York  --  $18.44/hour

21. Iowa  --  $19.22/hour

20. Arizona  --  $19.24/hour

19. Vermont  --  $19.41/hour

18. Georgia  --  $19.53/hour

17. Colorado  --  $19.61/hour

16. New Hampshire  --  $19.89/hour

15. Maryland  --  $20.07/hour

14. South Carolina  --  $20.11/hour

13. North Dakota  --  $20.40/hour

12. Minnesota  --  $20.48/hour

11. New Jersey  --  $20.72/hour

10. Ohio--$20.82/hour

9. California  --  $21.01/hour

8. Nebraska  --  $22.19/hour

7. Nevada  --  $22.84/hour

6. Missouri  --  $24.74/hour

5. Hawaii  --  $26.70/hour

4. Connecticut  --  $28.00/hour

3. Massachusetts  --  $28.03/hour

2. Illinois  --  $30.28/hour

1. Pennsylvania  --  $31.52/hour

Graph of Average Hourly Wage of Floor Layers - Adjusted for Cost of Living, by State

Cost of living in each state also has a large impact on the amount of money construction trades actually bring home, so the graph below shows each state's adjusted hourly wage based upon the cost of living index for that state.  All cost of living index data comes from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center and was last updated for the second quarter of 2017.  The cost of living index was based upon grocery, housing, utilities, transportation, health, and miscellaneous costs for each state. 

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Rankings of Average Hourly Wage of Floor Layers- Adjusted for Cost of Living, by State

51. Alaska  --  Data Not Available/hour

50. Arkansas  --  Data Not Available/hour

49. Delaware  --  Data Not Available/hour

48. District of Columbia  --  Data Not Available/hour

47. Montana  --  Data Not Available/hour

46. Rhode Island  --  Data Not Available/hour

45. West Virginia  --  Data Not Available/hour

44. Wyoming  --  Data Not Available/hour

43. Hawaii  --  $8.97/hour

42. California  --  $11.43/hour

41. Oregon  --  $11.67/hour

40. New York  --  $12.61/hour

39. Maryland  --  $14.65/hour

38. Alabama  --  $15.18/hour

37. Florida  --  $15.63/hour

36. South Dakota  --  $15.70/hour

35. Maine  --  $15.97/hour

34. New Jersey  --  $16.06/hour

33. Indiana  --  $16.47/hour

32. Oklahoma  --  $16.85/hour

31. Washington  --  $16.96/hour

30. Utah  --  $16.96/hour

29. Virginia  --  $17.07/hour

28. New Hampshire  --  $17.50/hour

27. Mississippi  --  $18.24/hour

26. Louisiana  --  $18.58/hour

25. Michigan  --  $18.62/hour

24. New Mexico  --  $18.66/hour

23. Idaho  --  $18.69/hour

22. Vermont  --  $18.85/hour

21. North Carolina  --  $18.88/hour

20. Wisconsin  --  $18.91/hour

19. Texas  --  $18.92/hour

18. Kentucky  --  $19.04/hour

17. Colorado  --  $19.04/hour

16. Kansas  --  $19.34/hour

15. Massachusetts  --  $19.48/hour

14. Tennessee  --  $19.76/hour

13. Arizona  --  $19.91/hour

12. South Carolina  --  $20.39/hour

11. Minnesota  --  $20.52/hour

10. North Dakota--$20.62/hour

9. Iowa  --  $20.78/hour

8. Georgia  --  $21.37/hour

7. Nevada  --  $21.61/hour

6. Ohio  --  $22.42/hour

5. Connecticut  --  $23.38/hour

4. Nebraska  --  $24.01/hour

3. Missouri  --  $27.24/hour

2. Pennsylvania  --  $31.02/hour

1. Illinois  --  $31.13/hour