Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for drywall and ceiling tile installers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of drywall and ceiling tile installers among Kentucky 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,820
25th Percentile Wage
$34,900
50th Percentile Wage
$41,140
75th Percentile Wage
$47,380
90th Percentile Wage
$51,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $51,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,820.

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
$41,140
7.10% 14.66%
2016
$38,220
10.47% -
2015
$34,220
5.11% -
2014
$32,470
-0.92% -
2013
$32,770
-7.14% -
2012
$35,110
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in state of Kentucky ranges from $32,170 to $44,290. The highest paying area for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Kentucky is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $44,290. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $42,900). The lowest paying area is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lexington-Fayette
$44,290
Louisville-Jefferson County
$42,900
Evansville
$39,490
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$35,280
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$34,900
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$32,170




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