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
$27,990
25th Percentile Wage
$34,720
50th Percentile Wage
$44,130
75th Percentile Wage
$60,190
90th Percentile Wage
$86,480

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 $86,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers is $27,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,130
3.85% 13.73%
2016
$42,430
4.27% -
2015
$40,620
3.74% -
2014
$39,100
2.92% -
2013
$37,960
-0.29% -
2012
$38,070
- -

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 18 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 $69,730. The lowest paying industry is the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry (annual salary $37,030). 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
$69,730
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$56,320
Utility System Construction
$52,160
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$49,800
Nonresidential Building Construction
$47,910
Specialty Trade Contractors
$44,170
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$44,120
Building Finishing Contractors
$44,010
Construction of Buildings
$43,930
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$43,740
Building Equipment Contractors
$43,160
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$41,080
Roofing Contractors
$41,000
Residential Building Construction
$39,680
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$38,600
Masonry Contractors
$38,420
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$37,340
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$37,030

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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