Salary for Tapers

Also known as:  Drywall Taper, Sheet Rock Taper, Wall Taper

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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 will most likely earn a wage somewhere between 32000 - 48000 based on experience. Tapers will usually earn an average salary of Forty Eight Thousand Six Hundred dollars yearly.

Tapers are paid most highly in New Jersey, where they can receive average job salaries of approximately $68600. People in this category of job receive the best pay in Construction, where they can receive an average pay rate of $57230.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.30 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Tapers tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $57,230
Construction $48,580
Manufacturing $40,490
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $40,490
Construction $48,580
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $57,230
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