Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for drywall and ceiling tile installers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of drywall and ceiling tile installers among Pennsylvania 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,300
25th Percentile Wage
$36,510
50th Percentile Wage
$45,720
75th Percentile Wage
$57,540
90th Percentile Wage
$69,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $69,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,300.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.57
25th Percentile Wage
$17.55
50th Percentile Wage
$21.98
75th Percentile Wage
$27.67
90th Percentile Wage
$33.33

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.33. The median hourly salary is $21.98. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.57.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,7204.00%17.94%
201543,8907.50%-
201440,60010.52%-
201336,330-3.28%-
201237,520--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $29,630 to $61,950. The highest paying area for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $61,950. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $51,450). The lowest paying area is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pittsburgh
$61,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$51,450
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$46,090
Reading
$44,570
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$44,480
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$42,650
Lancaster
$42,180
Philadelphia
$40,840
York-Hanover
$39,250
Williamsport
$38,860
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$34,340
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$31,780
Lebanon
$30,830
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,630


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