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How Much Does an Installer Earn In The United States?

Installer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$34,000
$27,000
$34,000
$41,000
The average installer makes about $34,119 per year. That's $16.4 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $27,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $41,000. Many of installers seem to be drawn to retail and construction companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case installers tend to work at manufacturing, telecommunication, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Connecticut, Delaware and New Jersey pay installers the highest salaries.
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Where Installers Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Installers Earn In Different Cities?

While an installer can average a salary of $34,119 per year, or $16.4 per hour, there are many opportunities for installers to make more. For example, in Pittsburgh, PA you might make $37,157 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Diego, CA, Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Pittsburgh, PA where the average starting salary is $26,000. The highest paying states for installers include Connecticut, Delaware and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Maine, West Virginia, and Idaho offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary
Pittsburgh, PA
Salary Range31k - 44k$37k$37,157
San Diego, CA
Salary Range29k - 45k$37k$36,795
Chicago, IL
Salary Range30k - 42k$36k$36,279
Seattle, WA
Salary Range30k - 41k$36k$35,687
New York, NY
Salary Range30k - 41k$35k$35,491
Columbus, OH
Salary Range30k - 41k$35k$35,403
Baltimore, MD
Salary Range29k - 41k$35k$35,263
Milwaukee, WI
Salary Range29k - 41k$35k$35,008
Indianapolis, IN
Salary Range29k - 40k$35k$34,878
Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range28k - 39k$34k$33,786
$23k
$45k

High Paying Installer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Installers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as an installer, being employed by a company such as Harris or Leidos would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Jacobs Engineering Group and Steris PLC also report highly competitive salaries for installers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Harris
Salary Range49k - 56k$53k$52,808
Leidos
Salary Range48k - 55k$52k$52,107
Jacobs Engineering Group
Salary Range41k - 49k$46k$45,609
Steris PLC
Salary Range39k - 46k$43k$43,238
Terex
Salary Range41k - 45k$43k$43,187
Sears Holdings
Salary Range40k - 44k$43k$42,685
Staples
Salary Range39k - 44k$42k$41,886
Dayton Superior
Salary Range39k - 43k$41k$41,476
PepsiCo
Salary Range38k - 43k$41k$41,108
Johnson Controls
Salary Range39k - 42k$41k$41,027
$33k
$56k

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Installer Salary History

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    How Much Do Installers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, installer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that manufacturing, telecommunication, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for installers. For example, installers make a whopping average salary of $36,339 while working for manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $36,115 at telecommunication companies and $34,576 at technology companies. But installers may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $33,648.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range32k - 40k$36k$36,339

    Telecommunication

    Salary Range32k - 39k$36k$36,115

    Technology

    Salary Range31k - 37k$35k$34,576

    Retail

    Salary Range31k - 37k$34k$34,284

    Construction

    Salary Range31k - 36k$34k$33,756

    Hospitality

    Salary Range30k - 36k$34k$33,648
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    How Experience Affects Installer Salaries

    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.

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