Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fire-proofing, or acoustical material. Excludes "Carpet Installers" (47-2041), "Carpenters" (47-2031), and "Tile and Marble Setters" (47-2044).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
85,020 2.5 % $21.07 $43,820 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.19 $15.02 $18.32 $24.86 $36.33
Annual Wage (2) $25,360 $31,250 $38,100 $51,700 $75,570


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 71,020 10.21 $21.05 $43,770
Residential Building Construction 5,570 0.87 $21.25 $44,210
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,200 0.75 $22.79 $47,390
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,230 0.16 $18.82 $39,140
Employment Services 980 0.03 $18.13 $37,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 71,020 10.21 $21.05 $43,770
Residential Building Construction 5,570 0.87 $21.25 $44,210
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,200 0.75 $22.79 $47,390
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,230 0.16 $18.82 $39,140
Employment Services 980 0.03 $18.13 $37,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 30 (7) $24.83 $51,640
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $23.09 $48,020
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,200 0.75 $22.79 $47,390
Residential Building Construction 5,570 0.87 $21.25 $44,210
Building Finishing Contractors 71,020 10.21 $21.05 $43,770


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 20,310 1.34 2.13 $26.95 $56,050
Texas 8,770 0.78 1.24 $15.33 $31,890
Florida 4,970 0.65 1.03 $14.22 $29,570
New York 3,290 0.37 0.59 $27.18 $56,530
Arizona 2,890 1.14 1.82 $17.48 $36,350



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,000 1.63 2.58 $25.49 $53,020
Utah 2,050 1.60 2.54 $16.47 $34,260
Idaho 890 1.41 2.24 $17.09 $35,550
California 20,310 1.34 2.13 $26.95 $56,050
Arizona 2,890 1.14 1.82 $17.48 $36,350



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 810 0.21 0.33 $28.22 $58,710
Minnesota 870 0.32 0.51 $27.51 $57,210
New York 3,290 0.37 0.59 $27.18 $56,530
California 20,310 1.34 2.13 $26.95 $56,050
Rhode Island 120 0.25 0.40 $25.75 $53,550




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,710 2.50 3.97 $25.68 $53,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,410 0.84 1.33 $27.54 $57,280
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,870 1.01 1.60 $15.27 $31,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,660 2.13 3.39 $24.90 $51,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,180 1.19 1.90 $17.64 $36,700
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,170 1.65 2.61 $25.58 $53,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,130 0.95 1.52 $15.33 $31,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.89 1.42 $18.82 $39,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.28 0.45 $31.38 $65,280
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,490 1.46 2.31 $33.76 $70,230



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. George, UT 190 3.67 5.84 $17.49 $36,380
Manhattan, KS 170 3.39 5.39 $19.07 $39,660
Pocatello, ID 110 3.33 5.29 $17.91 $37,240
Idaho Falls, ID 170 3.28 5.21 $16.16 $33,600
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 410 2.91 4.62 $19.82 $41,230
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,710 2.50 3.97 $25.68 $53,420
Provo-Orem, UT 470 2.43 3.86 $14.14 $29,410
Prescott, AZ 120 2.16 3.44 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,660 2.13 3.39 $24.90 $51,790
Honolulu, HI 920 2.05 3.25 $24.63 $51,240



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,490 1.46 2.31 $33.76 $70,230
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 1.09 1.73 $32.78 $68,170
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,180 1.21 1.93 $32.57 $67,750
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 180 0.59 0.93 $31.72 $65,970
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 0.20 $31.53 $65,580
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.28 0.45 $31.38 $65,280
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 0.19 $29.84 $62,060
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.70 1.12 $29.77 $61,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 600 0.33 0.52 $28.77 $59,850
Spokane, WA (8) (8) (8) $28.49 $59,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.77 1.22 $14.61 $30,400
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.32 2.09 $17.20 $35,770
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 100 0.52 0.82 $16.09 $33,460
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.25 0.40 $17.45 $36,300
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.79 1.26 $25.56 $53,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.79 2.85 $27.00 $56,160
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.71 2.72 $19.70 $40,980
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.41 2.24 $26.98 $56,120
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.32 2.09 $17.20 $35,770
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.29 2.05 $20.49 $42,630

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 0.76 $35.51 $73,860
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.79 2.85 $27.00 $56,160
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.41 2.24 $26.98 $56,120
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 0.69 $26.72 $55,580
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.79 1.26 $25.56 $53,170


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015