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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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, fireproofing, or acoustical material. Excludes “Carpenters” (47-2031), “Carpet Installers” (47-2041), and “Tile and Stone 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)
102,850 2.6 % $24.31 $50,560 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.70 $17.12 $21.97 $28.94 $40.91
Annual Wage (2) $28,490 $35,600 $45,700 $60,190 $85,090


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 83,490 9.94 $24.38 $50,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,700 0.80 $27.13 $56,430
Residential Building Construction 6,300 0.78 $21.01 $43,700
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,390 0.36 $24.79 $51,570
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 640 0.27 $16.78 $34,890

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 83,490 9.94 $24.38 $50,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,700 0.80 $27.13 $56,430
Residential Building Construction 6,300 0.78 $21.01 $43,700
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,390 0.36 $24.79 $51,570
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 640 0.27 $16.78 $34,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $29.02 $60,360
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $27.92 $58,070
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 30 (7) $27.18 $56,540
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,700 0.80 $27.13 $56,430
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,390 0.36 $24.79 $51,570


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 31,430 1.81 2.58 $29.33 $61,000
Texas 6,880 0.55 0.79 $18.98 $39,480
Florida 6,550 0.74 1.06 $17.46 $36,310
New York 5,730 0.60 0.86 $25.90 $53,860
Washington 4,390 1.32 1.89 $30.84 $64,150




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)
Utah 3,470 2.31 3.29 $21.35 $44,400
Nevada 2,930 2.11 3.01 $19.97 $41,540
California 31,430 1.81 2.58 $29.33 $61,000
Idaho 1,240 1.71 2.44 $17.21 $35,800
Arizona 3,810 1.33 1.90 $20.45 $42,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 520 0.82 1.17 $36.21 $75,310
Washington 4,390 1.32 1.89 $30.84 $64,150
Minnesota 1,070 0.37 0.53 $30.16 $62,740
California 31,430 1.81 2.58 $29.33 $61,000
Oregon 1,180 0.62 0.89 $28.42 $59,110





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 9,820 1.57 2.25 $27.99 $58,220
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,230 0.64 0.92 $26.34 $54,780
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,310 2.80 4.00 $27.84 $57,900
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,370 2.96 4.22 $34.80 $72,390
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,310 2.21 3.16 $27.51 $57,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,280 1.33 1.89 $33.99 $70,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,150 1.56 2.22 $31.71 $65,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,000 1.41 2.02 $20.93 $43,540
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,220 2.17 3.10 $20.60 $42,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,190 0.60 0.85 $17.82 $37,070




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 370 5.39 7.70 $20.94 $43,550
Santa Rosa, CA 770 3.72 5.31 $33.00 $68,640
Coeur d'Alene, ID 220 3.45 4.92 $20.53 $42,710
Logan, UT-ID 190 3.37 4.81 $20.53 $42,710
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 900 3.34 4.76 $18.39 $38,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,370 2.96 4.22 $34.80 $72,390
Provo-Orem, UT 730 2.87 4.09 $19.51 $40,580
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,310 2.80 4.00 $27.84 $57,900
Reno, NV 610 2.51 3.59 $17.43 $36,250
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 120 2.43 3.46 $17.42 $36,230