|Quick Facts: Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers|
$45,180 per year
$21.72 per hour
|No formal educational credential|
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|2% (Slower than average)|
Drywall and ceiling tile installers hang wallboard and install ceiling tile inside buildings. Tapers prepare the wallboard for painting, using tape and other materials.
Drywall and ceiling tile installers, and tapers work indoors. As in many other construction trades, the work is physically demanding. Workers spend most of the day standing, bending, or reaching, and they often must lift and maneuver heavy wallboard.
Most drywall and ceiling tile installers, and tapers learn their trade on the job. A formal educational credential is typically not required to enter the occupation.
The median annual wage for drywall and ceiling tile installers was $43,730 in May 2018.
The median annual wage for tapers was $55,080 in May 2018.
Employment of drywall and ceiling tile installers, and tapers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, slower than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities should be good because of the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.
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