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Tile & Wood Installer

CAREER OVERVIEW

Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Some skills needed to become floor and tile installers and finishers include manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance and color. Primary skills related to this occupation include: install carpet, linoleum, tile, or related material onto floors or walls; apply adhesives, caulking, sealants, or coatings; inspect premises or structure for evidence of deterioration or damage; cut and shape tile to fit around obstacles and into odd spaces and corners, use hand and power cutting tools; lay and set mosaic tiles to create decorative wall, mural and floor designs; measure and mark surfaces to be tiled; follow blueprints; cut, surface, polish and installs marble and granite; install pre-cast terrazzo, granite 
or marble unit.

AVERAGE SALARY

  • $43,580 (annually)
  • $20.95 (hourly)

SALARY RANGES

  • $33,390 – $62,280 (annually)
  • $16.05 – $29.94 (hourly)

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2020. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Low range wage rates based on the 25th percentile wage level. High range wage rates based on the 90th percentile wage level.