Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,920
25th Percentile Wage
$33,410
50th Percentile Wage
$41,230
75th Percentile Wage
$55,240
90th Percentile Wage
$79,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers 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 and ceiling tile installers is $79,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drywall and ceiling tile installers is $26,920.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201641,2304.66%9.41%
201539,3102.82%-
201438,2002.28%-
201337,330-0.05%-
201237,350--

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

The average salaries of drywall and ceiling tile installers 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 and ceiling tile installer occupations is the other specialty trade contractors industry with an annual salary $73,800. The lowest paying industry is the heavy and civil engineering construction industry (annual salary $36,130). For detailed drywall and ceiling tile installer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$73,800
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$59,230
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$49,430
Building Equipment Contractors
$42,970
Residential Building Construction
$41,520
Construction of Buildings
$41,380
Nonresidential Building Construction
$41,240
Specialty Trade Contractors
$41,220
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$41,220
Building Finishing Contractors
$41,160
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$39,190
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$38,030
Masonry Contractors
$37,580
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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