Drywall Installer, Ceiling Tile Installer, and Tapers Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare drywall installer, ceiling tile installer, and tapers salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,270
25th Percentile Wage
$33,810
50th Percentile Wage
$42,430
75th Percentile Wage
$58,100
90th Percentile Wage
$82,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers is $82,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers is $27,270.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,4304.27%10.28%
201540,6203.74%-
201439,1002.92%-
201337,960-0.29%-
201238,070--

Compare Drywall Installer, Ceiling Tile Installer, and Tapers Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers in 15 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for drywall installer, ceiling tile installer, and tapers occupations is the other specialty trade contractors industry with an annual salary $73,100. The lowest paying industry is the heavy and civil engineering construction industry (annual salary $36,130). For detailed drywall installer, ceiling tile installer, and tapers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$73,100
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$59,230
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$49,500
Nonresidential Building Construction
$43,130
Building Equipment Contractors
$43,020
Specialty Trade Contractors
$42,450
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$42,420
Building Finishing Contractors
$42,400
Construction of Buildings
$42,380
Residential Building Construction
$41,600
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$39,810
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$39,660
Masonry Contractors
$37,630
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$36,180
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$36,130

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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