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Highest Paying States for Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

The highest paying states for drywall and ceiling tile installers (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 of drywall and ceiling tile installers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $84,070, Hawaii is the highest paying state for drywall and ceiling tile installers. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $59,500). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of drywall and ceiling tile installers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Hawaii
$84,070
$38,450 1,010
2 Connecticut
$59,500
$34,840 490
3 Washington
$55,740
$36,830 3,970
4 New Jersey
$55,660
$32,610 1,230
5 Illinois
$54,810
$24,380 1,760
6 California
$52,960
$31,950 23,100
7 New York
$50,720
$32,830 3,110
8 Minnesota
$50,200
$23,410 1,100
9 Rhode Island
$48,540
$29,190 120
10 Wisconsin
$48,070
$29,780 1,120
11 Massachusetts
$47,590
$28,680 1,490
12 Maine
$46,880
$33,180 340
13 Vermont
$46,300
$35,050 200
14 Wyoming
$46,100
$32,590 220
15 New Hampshire
$45,910
$32,780 580
16 Pennsylvania
$45,720
$30,300 1,940
17 Indiana
$44,540
$24,890 1,030
18 Colorado
$43,860
$31,400 2,880
19 Delaware
$41,910
$32,850 340
20 Oregon
$41,730
$31,670 910
21 Maryland
$41,540
$31,760 2,210
22 Georgia
$40,760
$25,210 1,720
23 Virginia
$40,760
$28,910 2,020
24 Michigan
$40,690
$26,710 1,290
25 Oklahoma
$40,040
$30,210 930
26 Nevada
$39,220
$23,230 2,000
27 North Dakota
$38,770
$32,580 280
28 Ohio
$38,660
$26,690 1,250
29 Kentucky
$38,220
$27,900 710
30 Kansas
$38,050
$26,020 910
31 Louisiana
$37,970
$26,460 1,170
32 Missouri
$37,880
$27,430 770
33 New Mexico
$37,760
$27,390 640
34 West Virginia
$37,410
$25,160 190
35 Arizona
$37,370
$26,770 4,140
36 Utah
$37,220
$19,970 2,490
37 Nebraska
$37,180
$20,930 750
38 Tennessee
$36,400
$27,980 1,580
39 Idaho
$36,330
$22,960 1,110
40 Alabama
$35,180
$23,530 550
41 Montana
$34,620
$18,980 240
42 North Carolina
$34,550
$26,210 1,620
43 Iowa
$34,350
$17,920 970
44 Texas
$34,120
$25,170 9,450
45 South Dakota
$33,610
$26,320 470
46 Florida
$32,380
$20,370 5,160
47 South Carolina
$31,040
$22,480 920
48 Arkansas
$30,310
$21,920 570
49 Mississippi
$29,940
$19,810 130
50 Puerto Rico
$21,730
$16,560 190
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