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
$27,750
25th Percentile Wage
$34,370
50th Percentile Wage
$43,020
75th Percentile Wage
$57,780
90th Percentile Wage
$84,410

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 $84,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid drywall and ceiling tile installers is $27,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,020
4.16% 13.18%
2016
$41,230
4.66% -
2015
$39,310
2.82% -
2014
$38,200
2.28% -
2013
$37,330
-0.05% -
2012
$37,350
- -

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

The average salaries of drywall and ceiling tile installers in 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 and ceiling tile installer occupations is the other specialty trade contractors industry with an annual salary $70,240. The lowest paying industry is the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry (annual salary $37,030). 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
$70,240
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$56,320
Utility System Construction
$52,160
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$49,960
Nonresidential Building Construction
$46,180
Building Equipment Contractors
$43,290
Specialty Trade Contractors
$43,060
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$43,040
Building Finishing Contractors
$42,900
Construction of Buildings
$42,860
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$41,860
Roofing Contractors
$41,000
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$40,070
Residential Building Construction
$39,650
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$38,600
Masonry Contractors
$38,380
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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