Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,950
25th Percentile Wage
$32,450
50th Percentile Wage
$38,470
75th Percentile Wage
$45,020
90th Percentile Wage
$49,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,950.

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
$38,470
5.38% 13.44%
2016
$36,400
4.09% -
2015
$34,910
2.64% -
2014
$33,990
4.74% -
2013
$32,380
-2.84% -
2012
$33,300
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in state of Tennessee ranges from $27,080 to $41,490. The highest paying area for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $41,490. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Chattanooga (mean annual salary $40,180). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$41,490
Chattanooga
$40,180
Memphis
$36,390
Knoxville
$36,240
Jackson
$34,500
Johnson City
$33,810
Clarksville
$32,970
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$29,380
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$27,080




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