Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
101,900 2.3 % $23.64 $49,170 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.22 $16.62 $21.03 $28.05 $39.91
Annual Wage (2) $27,490 $34,580 $43,730 $58,350 $83,010


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 82,240 10.10 $23.58 $49,050
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,310 0.78 $26.02 $54,120
Residential Building Construction 6,280 0.81 $20.79 $43,240
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,250 0.36 $25.16 $52,320
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,090 0.16 $32.37 $67,320

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 82,240 10.10 $23.58 $49,050
Residential Building Construction 6,280 0.81 $20.79 $43,240
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,310 0.78 $26.02 $54,120
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,250 0.36 $25.16 $52,320
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 560 0.24 $17.33 $36,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,090 0.16 $32.37 $67,320
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,310 0.78 $26.02 $54,120
Building Equipment Contractors 330 0.02 $25.89 $53,860
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,250 0.36 $25.16 $52,320
Building Finishing Contractors 82,240 10.10 $23.58 $49,050


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 29,190 1.72 2.44 $29.72 $61,820
Texas 8,410 0.69 0.99 $18.21 $37,870
New York 5,490 0.58 0.83 $23.84 $49,600
Florida 4,980 0.58 0.82 $16.94 $35,240
Washington 4,790 1.47 2.09 $28.84 $59,990




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 3,650 2.50 3.56 $19.00 $39,530
Nevada 2,790 2.07 2.94 $18.24 $37,930
California 29,190 1.72 2.44 $29.72 $61,820
Idaho 1,160 1.65 2.34 $17.21 $35,800
Washington 4,790 1.47 2.09 $28.84 $59,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 710 1.11 1.57 $38.22 $79,500
California 29,190 1.72 2.44 $29.72 $61,820
Washington 4,790 1.47 2.09 $28.84 $59,990
Oregon 1,410 0.75 1.06 $28.47 $59,230
Minnesota 1,000 0.35 0.50 $28.14 $58,530





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 9,260 1.51 2.15 $28.09 $58,430
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,150 0.65 0.92 $24.46 $50,870
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,940 2.64 3.75 $25.48 $52,990
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,530 1.78 2.53 $29.85 $62,080
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,300 1.37 1.94 $38.45 $79,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,250 1.58 2.25 $20.31 $42,240
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,140 0.88 1.25 $17.05 $35,460
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,080 2.10 2.99 $29.84 $62,070
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,760 2.47 3.51 $32.80 $68,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,250 0.72 1.02 $19.64 $40,850




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 290 4.50 6.39 $19.72 $41,020
Logan, UT-ID 180 3.13 4.45 $19.92 $41,430
Provo-Orem, UT 700 2.86 4.07 $17.93 $37,300
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 140 2.86 4.06 $18.80 $39,100
Santa Rosa, CA 580 2.83 4.02 $36.67 $76,270
Salt Lake City, UT 1,930 2.71 3.84 $19.17 $39,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,940 2.64 3.75 $25.48 $52,990
Reno, NV 580 2.50 3.55 $17.36 $36,110
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,760 2.47 3.51 $32.80 $68,220
Boise City, ID 790 2.46 3.49 $16.92 $35,190