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How much do garage door installers earn?

As a garage door installer, you'll always be in demand, using your skills to install, repair, and service garage doors. But is this a lucrative business to be in? In this post, we answer the question: "How much do garage door installers earn?" Let's get started.

Garage doors are no longer just for practical use – they’re now an incremental part of a property’s design and aesthetic appeal.

With various different types of garage doors – ‘up and over’, sectional, roller, side-hinged, and more – the work of a garage door installer is more varied than it’s ever been.

But how much do garage door installers earn? In this post, we take a look at the average salaries across the pay scales.

The costs in this article are ballpark figures to act as a guide only.

How much do garage door installers earn per year?

LevelPer hourPer dayPer yearBusiness Costs*Approximate Take Home Pay
Apprentice£6.50£52£11,415£0£11,020
Newly Qualified£9.50£76£16,680£0£14,840
Employed£14.00£112£29,120£0£23,300
Sole Trader£34.50£276£50,890£6,360£33,530
Business Owner (ltd company)£45.50£364£67,115£11,745£43,710
*includes estimated costs for business expenses such as vehicle, tools, insurance, fuel etc

In the UK, the average garage door installer salary ranges from around £16,680 per year for newly qualified installers, rising to the region of £29,120 per year with more experience.

A garage door technician salary will vary depending on a number of factors, including:

  • Experience
  • The complexity of the job
  • Location

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If you’re considering starting your own garage door installation business, you’ll find our article below full of useful information to get you on your way.

What about the earning potential of setting up on your own?

Garage door installation business revenue

  • The annual salary of a garage door installation specialist working as a sole trader is around £50,890 per year, before taxes and expenses
  • This rises to an impressive £67,115 per year if you own a garage door installation business trading as a limited company

Garage door installation business profit

Of course, when you run your own business (as opposed to being an employee), you are responsible for the business costs and expenses too.

These must be taken off of your revenue to arrive at your profit figure.

We’ve estimated your business costs and expenses as the owner of a garage door installation business in the table below, giving you a clearer idea of your potential take-home pay.

LevelPer hourPer dayPer yearBusiness Costs*Approximate Take Home Pay
Apprentice£6.50£52£11,415£0£11,020
Newly Qualified£9.50£76£16,680£0£14,840
Employed£14.00£112£29,120£0£23,300
Sole Trader£34.50£276£50,890£6,360£33,530
Business Owner (ltd company)£45.50£364£67,115£11,745£43,710
*includes estimated costs for business expenses such as vehicle, tools, insurance, fuel etc

What’s the average salary for a garage door installer as an apprentice?

If you’re looking to expand your team and take on new recruits, you’ll be keen to know the average salary for an apprentice garage door installer.

  • The average salary for an apprentice garage door installer is around £11,415 per year before tax
  • This works out as an hourly rate of around £6.50 per hour, or a day rate of £52 per day

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What’s the average garage door installer hourly rate?

To expand your team with more experienced installers, you can expect to pay:

  • Newly qualified – £9.50 per hour
  • Employed – £14.00 per hour
  • Sole trader – £34.50 per hour

The individual’s level of experience and your location will impact these figures.

What does a garage door installer earn in a day?

Want to know the average day rates for garage door installers across the pay scale? We’ve got you covered:

  • Newly qualified – £76 per day
  • Employed – £112 per day
  • Sole trader – £276 per day
  • Business owner (Ltd company) – £364 per day

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  • Will you be able to generate enough work?
  • Will you be able to compete against other installation businesses?
  • Will you be able to afford the start-up and ongoing costs?

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*checkatrade.com internal search data 2022

**Deep Blue Thinking 2021 Trade Perception Survey

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