Installer

Install fixtures and appliances, and lay floor covering.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Installers do?

Performs any combination of following duties to install fixtures and appliances and lay floor covering in mobile and modular homes and travel trailer coaches, using handtools and power tools: Locates, measures, and outlines installation areas for fixtures, such as partitions, doors, window facing, cabinets, and trim; and appliances, such as stoves, refrigerators, and heaters; using blueprint, tape measure, and chalk. Drills holes, attaches brackets and other holding devices, and installs fixtures and appliances, using power drills and screwdrivers. Measures, cuts, and flares copper tubing used as gas supply line and connects tubing to range, furnace, and heater, using cutter, flaring tools, and pliers. Connects water supply and drainage pipelines to sinks, bathtubs, shower, and toilet, using wrenches. Connects wiring to electrical appliances, using screwdriver and pliers. Measures, cuts out, and lays floor covering, such as linoleum tile and carpet, using tape measure, knife, cement trowel, and staple gun. Measures, cuts out, and attaches metal and wood molding around sink tops, cabinets, counter edges, and carpeting. Installs hardware, such as doorknobs, rods, racks, and holders. May drill holes through floor and bolt floor to metal chassis of mobile home, using drill, bolts, and impact wrench. May uncrate appliances and inspect for defects, such as dents or scratches. May direct activities of other workers. May be designated according to article installed as Appliance Installer; Cabinet-And-Trim Installer; Door Installer II; Hardware Installer; Tile Installer.


Should I be an Installer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cabinet-And-Trim Installer, Chair Installer, Cushion Installer, Door Installer I, Elevator Installer Apprentice See More

    How to become an Installer

    Installers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Installer-related education!
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