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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,170
25th Percentile Wage
$29,120
50th Percentile Wage
$34,120
75th Percentile Wage
$38,540
90th Percentile Wage
$45,040

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 $45,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.10
25th Percentile Wage
$14.00
50th Percentile Wage
$16.39
75th Percentile Wage
$18.53
90th Percentile Wage
$21.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $21.65. The median hourly salary is $16.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.10.

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
201634,1201.55%8.79%
201533,5904.88%-
201431,9501.31%-
201331,5301.30%-
201231,120--

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 $24,560 to $35,910. The highest paying area for drywall and ceiling tile installers in Texas is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $35,910. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $34,560). The lowest paying area is Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$35,910
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$34,560
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$34,270
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$34,110
Amarillo
$34,000
Fort Worth-Arlington
$33,810
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$33,110
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$32,960
Abilene
$32,860
Waco
$31,690
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$31,450
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$31,160
Lubbock
$31,140
El Paso
$28,820
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$24,560


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