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Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Salary Information

The salary statistics of drywall and ceiling tile installers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of drywall and ceiling tile installers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The drywall and ceiling tile installers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,630
25th Percentile Wage
$34,270
50th Percentile Wage
$42,860
75th Percentile Wage
$57,570
90th Percentile Wage
$83,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for drywall and ceiling tile installers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) drywall and ceiling tile installers is $83,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,630. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 203% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$42,860
4.13% 13.18%
2016
$41,090
4.55% -
2015
$39,220
2.86% -
2014
$38,100
2.34% -
2013
$37,210
0.00% -
2012
$37,210
- -

Table 2. Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of drywall and ceiling tile installers in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for drywall and ceiling tile installers occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $70,050. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $30,440).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$70,050
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,450
Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,510
Construction
$43,020
Educational Services
$39,540
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,730
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$34,870
Manufacturing
$30,440

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers by States

From the above tables we note that not only drywall and ceiling tile installers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of drywall and ceiling tile installers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $26,480 to $89,430. The highest paying state for drywall and ceiling tile installers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $89,430. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $26,480. For more salary information of drywall and ceiling tile installers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$89,430
Alaska
$66,740
Connecticut
$61,140
Illinois
$59,630
California
$54,210
Washington
$54,090
New Jersey
$54,060
Minnesota
$53,560
Oregon
$49,130
New York
$47,610
Pennsylvania
$47,390
Maine
$46,990
Vermont
$46,570
Wisconsin
$46,450
District of Columbia
$46,220
New Hampshire
$46,110
Delaware
$45,440
Colorado
$45,090
Rhode Island
$44,740
North Dakota
$44,480
Maryland
$44,140
Michigan
$43,250
Massachusetts
$42,640
Indiana
$42,170
Kentucky
$41,140
Oklahoma
$41,080
Nevada
$40,500
Wyoming
$40,160
New Mexico
$39,490
Missouri
$39,480
Arizona
$38,640
Tennessee
$38,470
Ohio
$37,890
Virginia
$37,720
Utah
$37,620
Texas
$37,450
Nebraska
$37,430
Georgia
$37,120
West Virginia
$37,020
North Carolina
$36,180
Kansas
$35,860
Arkansas
$35,510
Florida
$35,290
Louisiana
$35,150
Idaho
$34,980
South Carolina
$34,180
Montana
$33,650
South Dakota
$32,980
Alabama
$32,540
Iowa
$32,470
Mississippi
$31,720
Puerto Rico
$26,480



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