Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,460
25th Percentile Wage
$31,870
50th Percentile Wage
$36,180
75th Percentile Wage
$40,940
90th Percentile Wage
$48,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,460.

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
$36,180
4.51% 12.66%
2016
$34,550
1.82% -
2015
$33,920
3.42% -
2014
$32,760
7.91% -
2013
$30,170
-4.74% -
2012
$31,600
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in state of North Carolina ranges from $28,480 to $38,170. The highest paying area for drywall and ceiling tile installers in North Carolina is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,170. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $38,030). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,170
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,030
Raleigh-Cary
$35,720
Durham-Chapel Hill
$35,400
Asheville
$35,150
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$35,080
Winston-Salem
$35,000
Greensboro-High Point
$33,630
Fayetteville
$32,270
Greenville
$29,760
Wilmington
$29,480
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$28,480




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