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Highest Paying Industries for Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers

The top 35 highest paying industries for drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $54,180, elementary and secondary schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers. It is followed by elementary and secondary schools industry (average annual salary $54,180). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 35 Highest Paying Industries for Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$54,180
30
2 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$54,180
30
3 Educational Services - Local government owned
$54,180
30
4 Utility System Construction
$52,160
n/a
5 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$50,020
n/a
6 Educational Services
$49,240
50
7 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$47,050
80
8 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$44,630
90
9 Nonresidential Building Construction
$43,460
6,270
10 Construction of Buildings
$41,950
12,220
11 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$41,700
160
12 Residential Building Construction
$40,290
5,960
13 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$39,380
n/a
14 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$39,380
n/a
15 Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,380
n/a
16 Construction
$39,100
100,090
17 Building Equipment Contractors
$38,980
210
18 Masonry Contractors
$38,920
390
19 Building Finishing Contractors
$38,900
86,180
20 Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$38,890
82,390
21 Specialty Trade Contractors
$38,830
87,770
22 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$38,250
2,380
23 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$37,430
50
24 Wholesale Trade
$37,430
50
25 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$36,130
1,350
26 Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$34,510
n/a
27 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,240
1,040
28 Administrative and Support Services
$34,210
1,040
29 Employment Services
$34,120
1,010
30 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$34,050
n/a
31 Temporary Help Services
$33,270
740
32 Roofing Contractors
$33,120
120
33 Manufacturing
$28,890
480
34 Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$28,600
n/a
35 Wood Product Manufacturing
$28,600
n/a