Updated August 22, 2022

Average Installer Salary

$39,799yearly

To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$19.13 hourly

Entry level Salary
$31,000 yearly
$31,000
10 %
$39,799
Median
$50,000
90 %

How much does an Installer make?

Installers make $39,799 per year on average, or $19.13 per hour, in the United States. Installers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $31,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $50,000.

Location impacts how much an installer can expect to make. Installers make the most in Washington, Minnesota, California, Indiana, and Connecticut.

Highest Paying States For Installers

The darker areas on the map show where installers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Installer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Indiana$45,305$21.78235
2Washington$48,939$23.53192
3Connecticut$44,665$21.47141
4Minnesota$46,938$22.57140
5Missouri$42,668$20.51196
6North Dakota$41,754$20.0737
7Illinois$43,154$20.75345
8Wyoming$44,459$21.3710
9California$46,036$22.13977
10Oregon$43,629$20.98114
11Colorado$42,290$20.33250
12Montana$40,997$19.7146
13Ohio$42,413$20.39246
14Nevada$41,347$19.8858
15Tennessee$38,065$18.30384
16Wisconsin$42,915$20.63110
17New Jersey$44,418$21.35188
18New York$43,600$20.96304
19Pennsylvania$42,470$20.42229
20District of Columbia$48,772$23.4516
21Iowa$39,720$19.10106
22Michigan$41,679$20.04169
23Rhode Island$42,350$20.3617
24Virginia$41,934$20.16264
25Vermont$42,392$20.3814
26Delaware$41,916$20.1531
27Massachusetts$43,417$20.87171
28Arizona$39,818$19.14202
29Alabama$37,383$17.97182
30Maryland$42,147$20.26166
31Alaska$42,120$20.2512
32Arkansas$36,311$17.4696
33New Hampshire$40,632$19.5328
34Georgia$36,652$17.62478
35Maine$37,167$17.8740
36Utah$35,471$17.05132
37Kentucky$37,768$18.1669
38South Dakota$37,974$18.269
39Oklahoma$35,447$17.0493
40Louisiana$34,072$16.38155
41Mississippi$33,280$16.00216
42Idaho$33,540$16.1372
43Nebraska$36,021$17.3255
44Kansas$35,391$17.0176
45Texas$35,164$16.91523
46South Carolina$32,561$15.65170
47North Carolina$34,215$16.45240
48Florida$31,793$15.29493
49West Virginia$31,652$15.2240
50New Mexico$30,459$14.6458
51Hawaii$33,538$16.1218

Highest Paying Cities For Installers

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Seattle, WA$48,971$23.54
2Sacramento, CA$48,016$23.08
3Minneapolis, MN$46,883$22.54
4Indianapolis, IN$45,029$21.65
5New York, NY$43,680$21.00
6Portland, OR$43,620$20.97
7Cleveland, OH$43,348$20.84
8Chicago, IL$43,339$20.84
9Milwaukee, WI$42,994$20.67
10Kansas City, MO$42,868$20.61
11Lancaster, PA$42,505$20.44
12Denver, CO$42,337$20.35
13Frederick, MD$42,208$20.29
14Las Vegas, NV$41,217$19.82
15Peoria, AZ$39,933$19.20

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Sacramento, CA
  3. Minneapolis, MN
  4. Indianapolis, IN
  5. New York, NY

Installer Salary Details

Average Installer Salary Graph
Average Installer Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is an Installer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$50,000$4,167$24
75th Percentile$45,000$3,750$22
Average$39,799$3,317$19
25th Percentile$34,000$2,833$16
10th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Carpenter/Labour$36,131$3,011$17.3727,472
Apprentice Carpenter$37,902$3,159$18.2217,370
Lead Carpenter$49,228$4,102$23.676,359
Builder$33,117$2,760$15.924,074
Framer$34,298$2,858$16.495,247
Installation And Service Technician$37,202$3,100$17.89125,640

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Lucent Jobs (67)
  2. PepsiCo Jobs (141)
  3. MasTec Jobs (62)
  4. Masco Jobs (49)
  5. AT&T Jobs (62)

Which Companies Pay Installers The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Pella and Softpath System are the highest paying companies for installers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Pella$62,514$30.054
2Softpath System$56,104$26.972
3BD$51,281$24.653
4Leidos$51,083$24.567
5Johnson Controls$50,559$24.3188
6University of California, Berkeley$49,877$23.98
7Ameresco$49,366$23.733
8Northrop Grumman$48,646$23.39
9CenterPoint Energy$48,633$23.38
10Bellingham Marine$48,372$23.261
11Cc Meyers$48,141$23.14
12Clear Channel Airport$47,548$22.865
13PC Construction$47,219$22.702
14PepsiCo$47,166$22.688
15NRG Energy$47,093$22.6414
16SpaceX$46,931$22.56
17Epperson & Company$46,780$22.491
18Auto-Chlor Services$46,591$22.406
19Precision Walls$46,443$22.3314
20Steris$46,121$22.1717

How Much Do Installers Make In Different Industries?

Installer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the technology, telecommunication, and construction industries tend to offer much higher salaries for installers. For example, installers make a whopping average salary of $40,956 while working in the technology industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $40,947 in the telecommunication industry and $40,743 in the construction industry.

Installers may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $36,810.

Highest Paying Industries For Installers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$40,956$19.69
2Telecommunication$40,947$19.69
3Construction$40,743$19.59
4Manufacturing$40,070$19.26
5Finance$38,954$18.73
6Professional$38,086$18.31
7Retail$36,810$17.70

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Installer Salary Trends

The salary for an installer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Installer Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$24,200$11.64
Mid Level$37,600$18.09
Senior Level$48,900$23.52

Average Installer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Installer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$39,800$19.13+2.4%
    2021$38,800$18.67+3.6%
    2020$37,400$18.00+3.0%
    2019$36,300$17.45+3.5%
    2018$35,000$16.85+3.5%

    Recently Added Installer Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Sun Solar Solutions Inc.InstallerPeoria, AZ07/26/2022$52,175
    Brame Specialty Company Inc.InstallerDurham, NC07/26/2022$33,392
    TruteamInstallerColorado Springs, CO07/25/2022$37,566
    Jobs In CableInstallerWaukesha, WI07/25/2022$36,523
    Jobs In CableInstallerMystic, CT07/25/2022$36,523
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    Chimney Concepts LLCFireplace InstallerPort Washington, WI07/25/2022$60,523
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    GroundworksInstallerGrand Junction, CO07/25/2022$52,175

    Installer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Installers the most?

    Washington pays Installers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $48,939 per year, or $23.53 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Installer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Installer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in District of Columbia you should be paid close to $48,772 per year.

    What type of Installer gets paid the most?

    Lead Installer gets paid the most. Lead Installer made a median salary of $59,596. The best-paid 10 percent make $74,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $47,000.

    What is a good starting salary for an Installer?

    A good starting salary for an installer is $27,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for an installer in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for installers is $35,625, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for an installer can vary by state.

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