Salary for Tapers

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Similar to a drywall or ceiling tile installer, a taper will prepare wallboards for painting using tape and other necessary materials. 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 taper, there is no formal education needed. Most tapers 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 Taper earns salaries somewhere between $36,580 and $95,800 depending on seniority levels. will normally get a salary of sixty-two thousand one hundred and fourty dollars per year.

are compensated at the highest average salary in Illinois, where they get normal pay levels of approximately $86,090. People in this career receive the best pay in Construction, where they earn salary pay of $62,150.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 55.19 percent nationwide in that time.


Tapers tend to make the most in the following industries:


In general, they earn less within the industries below: