Salary for Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Also known as:  Acoustical Ceiling Installer, Drywall Applicator, Drywall Finisher, Drywall Hanger, Drywall Installer, Drywall Sander, Drywall Stripper, Drywall Worker, Sheet Rock Applier, Sheet Rock Hanger

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Similar to a taper, a drywall and ceiling tile installer hangs ceiling tiles and wallboards inside buildings. The work can be extremely strenuous as workers must use sharp tools to complete work properly. They must also stand for long periods of time high from the ground, so injuries are common. To become a drywall or ceiling tile installer, there is no formal education needed. Most drywall and ceiling tile installers learn on the job, though some do receive training through formal apprenticeship programs. A high school diploma or GED is not required for this job.

A Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer can earn average salaries of between $29,890 - $85,070 depending on experience and education levels. will normally receive an average compensation of fifty-one thousand nine hundred and thirty dollars on a yearly basis.

are paid most highly in Hawaii, where they can earn average pay scales of about $79,630. These professionals make the highest salary in Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, where they can receive an average job salary of $62,070.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.97 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$62,070
Educational Services
$56,830
Public Administration
$56,540
Construction
$52,100
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,760
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$44,710

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$38,690
Manufacturing
$38,810
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$44,710
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,760
Construction
$52,100
Public Administration
$56,540