Training Requirements for Drywall And Ceiling Tile Installers

Drywall and ceiling tile installers need no formal educational credential and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Drywall and ceiling tile installers
Percent
Less than High School 45.9
High School 37.7
Some College 11.5
Associates Degree 2.1
Bachelors Degree 2.3
Masters Degree 0.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment Outlook for Drywall And Ceiling Tile Installers

This represents about 106,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more drywall and ceiling tile installers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 12,000 more.

Typical Income for Drywall And Ceiling Tile Installers

Hourly Income

On average,drywall and ceiling tile installers make $22.79 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Drywall and ceiling tile installers $12.90 $16.02 $19.75 $26.47 $38.30
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers $13.07 $16.21 $20.33 $27.85 $39.36
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, drywall and ceiling tile installers make $47,400 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Drywall and ceiling tile installers $26,830 $33,320 $41,090 $55,060 $79,660
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers $27,180 $33,720 $42,280 $57,930 $81,860
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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