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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .