Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,360
25th Percentile Wage
$32,570
50th Percentile Wage
$37,450
75th Percentile Wage
$43,910
90th Percentile Wage
$50,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,360.

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
$37,450
8.89% 16.90%
2016
$34,120
1.55% -
2015
$33,590
4.88% -
2014
$31,950
1.31% -
2013
$31,530
1.30% -
2012
$31,120
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in state of Texas ranges from $23,650 to $39,890. The highest paying area for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Texas is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,890. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (mean annual salary $39,770). The lowest paying area is Texarkana-Texarkana with a median annual salary of $23,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$39,890
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$39,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$38,280
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$38,250
Abilene
$37,820
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$37,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$36,680
Midland
$36,660
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$36,110
Lubbock
$34,780
Fort Worth-Arlington
$34,390
Amarillo
$34,000
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$33,110
Tyler
$32,790
Victoria
$31,480
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$31,160
El Paso
$28,820
Waco
$28,800
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$24,560
Texarkana-Texarkana
$23,650




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