Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for drywall and ceiling tile installers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of drywall and ceiling tile installers amongst California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,160
25th Percentile Wage
$38,480
50th Percentile Wage
$54,210
75th Percentile Wage
$81,200
90th Percentile Wage
$102,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,210
2.31% 9.02%
2016
$52,960
4.15% -
2015
$50,760
-0.28% -
2014
$50,900
0.45% -
2013
$50,670
2.66% -
2012
$49,320
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in state of California ranges from $35,950 to $90,750. The highest paying area for drywall and ceiling tile installers in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $90,750. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Rosa-Petaluma (mean annual salary $79,510). The lowest paying area is Madera-Chowchilla with a median annual salary of $35,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$90,750
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$79,510
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$76,830
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$71,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$68,440
Modesto
$66,300
Napa
$65,500
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$64,170
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$63,380
Fresno
$59,020
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$58,240
Stockton
$57,850
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$57,580
Visalia-Porterville
$54,450
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$53,780
Hanford-Corcoran
$51,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$50,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$49,660
Yuba City
$48,830
Salinas
$48,360
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$48,300
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$47,860
Bakersfield-Delano
$47,830
Vallejo-Fairfield
$47,340
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$47,060
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$46,560
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$45,960
Chico
$45,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$43,510
Merced
$40,180
Redding
$38,950
Madera-Chowchilla
$35,950




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