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 cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,950
25th Percentile Wage
$39,200
50th Percentile Wage
$52,960
75th Percentile Wage
$78,220
90th Percentile Wage
$97,570

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 $97,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.36
25th Percentile Wage
$18.84
50th Percentile Wage
$25.46
75th Percentile Wage
$37.61
90th Percentile Wage
$46.91

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.91. The median hourly salary is $25.46. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.36.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,9604.15%6.87%
201550,760-0.28%-
201450,9000.45%-
201350,6702.66%-
201249,320--

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 $40,180 to $96,120. The highest paying area for drywall and ceiling tile installers in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $96,120. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $88,930). The lowest paying area is Merced with a median annual salary of $40,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$96,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$88,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$86,220
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$68,550
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$63,380
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$62,980
Modesto
$61,520
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$60,710
Napa
$57,730
Bakersfield-Delano
$57,050
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$56,910
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$55,630
Stockton
$54,720
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$53,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$50,210
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$50,100
Visalia-Porterville
$48,950
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$48,300
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$48,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$46,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$46,360
Fresno
$46,210
Salinas
$45,990
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$45,960
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$45,850
Vallejo-Fairfield
$43,380
Merced
$40,180


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