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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 $89,430, Hawaii is the highest paying state for drywall and ceiling tile installers. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $66,740). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$89,430
$43,520 800
2 Alaska
$66,740
$41,220 0
3 Connecticut
$61,140
$33,990 440
4 Illinois
$59,630
$31,720 2,280
5 California
$54,210
$31,160 27,080
6 Washington
$54,090
$34,260 4,250
7 New Jersey
$54,060
$33,720 1,480
8 Minnesota
$53,560
$23,640 1,150
9 Oregon
$49,130
$32,220 1,100
10 New York
$47,610
$30,140 3,720
11 Pennsylvania
$47,390
$32,310 1,850
12 Maine
$46,990
$33,680 330
13 Vermont
$46,570
$35,130 180
14 Wisconsin
$46,450
$27,120 1,450
15 District of Columbia
$46,220
$32,780 0
16 New Hampshire
$46,110
$32,800 510
17 Delaware
$45,440
$32,790 310
18 Colorado
$45,090
$32,390 3,430
19 Rhode Island
$44,740
$39,020 120
20 North Dakota
$44,480
$32,390 280
21 Maryland
$44,140
$33,470 2,240
22 Michigan
$43,250
$28,220 1,400
23 Massachusetts
$42,640
$29,560 1,140
24 Indiana
$42,170
$26,770 920
25 Kentucky
$41,140
$28,820 850
26 Oklahoma
$41,080
$32,590 920
27 Nevada
$40,500
$25,380 2,210
28 Wyoming
$40,160
$25,070 190
29 New Mexico
$39,490
$31,360 400
30 Missouri
$39,480
$27,050 850
31 Arizona
$38,640
$25,460 4,130
32 Tennessee
$38,470
$27,950 1,120
33 Ohio
$37,890
$26,130 1,220
34 Virginia
$37,720
$24,500 1,940
35 Utah
$37,620
$21,700 2,940
36 Texas
$37,450
$27,360 7,690
37 Nebraska
$37,430
$24,080 500
38 Georgia
$37,120
$20,610 1,620
39 West Virginia
$37,020
$22,830 110
40 North Carolina
$36,180
$27,460 1,660
41 Kansas
$35,860
$27,220 840
42 Arkansas
$35,510
$22,790 410
43 Florida
$35,290
$22,980 5,060
44 Louisiana
$35,150
$23,540 480
45 Idaho
$34,980
$20,880 970
46 South Carolina
$34,180
$23,690 1,060
47 Montana
$33,650
$18,880 200
48 South Dakota
$32,980
$25,540 410
49 Alabama
$32,540
$25,580 800
50 Iowa
$32,470
$21,810 1,210
51 Mississippi
$31,720
$23,430 220
52 Puerto Rico
$26,480
$17,260 150
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