Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for drywall and ceiling tile installers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of drywall and ceiling tile installers amongst Illinois areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,720
25th Percentile Wage
$36,860
50th Percentile Wage
$59,630
75th Percentile Wage
$81,690
90th Percentile Wage
$98,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,630
8.08% 35.35%
2016
$54,810
1.86% -
2015
$53,790
19.93% -
2014
$43,070
-49.90% -
2013
$64,560
40.29% -
2012
$38,550
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in state of Illinois ranges from $32,850 to $65,140. The highest paying area for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $65,140. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $63,150). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$65,140
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$63,150
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$62,970
Peoria
$54,440
Springfield
$41,560
Rockford
$36,540
Champaign-Urbana
$35,360
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$32,850




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